2014 Legal Reform Summit

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform hosted our 15th Annual Legal Reform Summit: The Enforcement “Collidescope”: The New Litigation Paradigm on October 21, 2014. Our preeminent comprehensive legal reform symposium explored the increase in government overreach and serial enforcement, the outsourcing of public powers to private parties, and follow-on litigation. This year’s Summit featured a keynote address from The Honorable Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, and remarks by Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Each year, the Legal Reform Summit gathers business and industry leaders, government officials and the media to explore relevant legal issues and discuss the current state of legal reform and its importance to the greater business community and national economy.


Agenda       Click Here to View Full Agenda

8:30 - 9:00 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcoming Remarks (Watch Video)
9:15 - 10:05 am A Cracked Looking Glass: Attorney Fraud and Lack of Accountability Panel (Watch Video)
10:05 - 10:25 am Special Remarks

Reflecting Upon the Restatements: A Discussion With the American Law Institute (Watch Video)
10:25 - 11:45 am The Enforcement Prism: Principled Prosecution or Profiteering? (Watch Video)

New Report:
 Unprincipled Prosecution: Abuse of Power and Profiteering in the New 'Litigation Swarm'

New Report: The FIRREA Revival: Dredging Up Solutions to the Financial Crisis

12:00 - 1:30 pm Annual Legal Reform Awards Luncheon
  • Keynote Address from The Honorable Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey
    (Watch Video)
  • Remarks by Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
    (Watch Video)
  • Awards presented by Lisa Rickard, President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
    (Watch Video)

1:45 - 2:45 pm

As Seen Through the Crystal Ball: The Future of Securities Class Actions Panel (Watch Video)
2:45 - 3:45 pm Liability Refraction: Digital Technology and Privacy Panel (Watch Video)

New Report: Perils and Pitfalls: Social Media Law and the Workplace

3:45 - 4:45 pm The Two-Way Mirror: Political Landscape and 2014 Elections Outlook Panel (Watch Video)
4:45 - 5:30 pm Networking Reception and Giveaway

Also Released: Federal Cases from Foreign Places: How the Supreme Court Has Limited Foreign Disputes From Flooding U.S. Courts ;

2014 Summit Recap Video:

Event Sponsors:

ILR thanks the sponsors of the 2014 Legal Reform Summit:

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  • Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
  • Dentons
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • GrayRobinson, P.A.
  • McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP
  • Merc Strategy Group, LLC
  • Peck Madigan Jones
  • ReedSmith LLP
  • Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
  • WilmerHale

Media Sponsor:


Legislative employees should consult with the House and Senate ethics office, as appropriate, to determine whether there would be any prohibition on their attendance at this event.

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 Melissa Guay at mguay@uschamber.com or by fax at (202) 463-3129 prior to the event.



Event Presenters

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Institute for Legal Reform

  • 2017 Legal Reform Summit Recap