legal Reform Summit

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform held the 17th Annual Legal Reform Summit: The Litigation Machine, on October 26, 2016 in Washington, DC. This year’s Summit explored the various components and parts that fuel the American "litigation machine."

Business and industry leaders and preeminent issue experts discussed the current state of legal reform.

Event highlights:

  • Deep dive into issues including third party litigation funding, data privacy liability, class action litigation, and government over-enforcement
  • Pivotal research released on the hiring of contingency fee counsel by municipalities and trial lawyer advertising trends
  • Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican Presidential Nominee and Former Governor of Massachusetts, delivered keynote remarks

View the agenda, watch speaker videos, and review research here.

Stay tuned for details on the 18th Annual Legal Reform Summit. 

U.S. Chamber Members, Embassy Employees, and Non-Profit Employees:
$150 (Early Bird) / $200 (Regular Rate)
Non-U.S. Chamber Member and Political Appointees & Schedule C Employees:
$200 (Early Bird) / $250 (Regular Rate)
$75 (Flat Rate)
House & Senate Employees and Executive Branch Career Service Employees:
Complimentary, if allowable. 

This event is intended to comply with the widely-attended event exception to the House and Senate ethics rules.  As a result, attendance is complimentary for congressional staff whose duties relate to the issues on the agenda.  If you have questions, please consult your ethics office. 

Executive branch employees should obtain written permission to attend this event from their designated agency ethics office and should fax or email a copy of the permission to Yvette Betance at or by fax at (202) 463-5302 prior to the event.