Past Events

Securities Litigation Contagion

Who: Hosted by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

What: The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform is hosting a briefing on trends in securities class action litigation, where experts will:

  • Explore the increasing spread of securities class action filings, the types of cases being filed, and the drivers behind the trend
  • Reveal and explain results of new public opinion polling on securities class actions
  • Discuss the incentive structure for plaintiffs' lawyers to bring cases
  • Recommend a series of potential solutions, including legislative and administrative fixes 


  • Andy Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
  • Adam Pritchard, the Frances and George Skestos Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
  • Bill McInturff, Partner, Public Opinion Strategies
  • Kevin LaCroix, Executive Vice President, RT ProExec and author, The D&O Diary

When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Where: The National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC - The Fourth Estate Room

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2018 Legal Reform Summit

Who: Hosted by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

Hear from issue experts on:

  • The U.S. Tort Cost Rundown
  • The Top 5 Litigation Trends to Watch
  • The Growth of Collective Redress in the EU
  • Locality Litigation

Keynote Luncheon:

  • Perspectives from the World's First Digital Human
    Rachel, the World’s First Digital Human and Richard Darden, Distinguished Engineer,
    Watson Implementations Public Sector Global Delivery, IBM

When: October 24, 2018

Where: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters, Washington, DC

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Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) Battlegrounds: Personal Jurisdiction, a Year Later

Who: Anand Agneshwar, Partner, Arnold & Porter | Archis Parasharami, Partner, Mayer Brown
Moderated by Harold Kim, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

What: ILR will convene a panel of experts to discuss the practical implications of the case and what it did (and did not do) to bring predictability to litigants defending suits across the country.

When: June 4, 2018 | Registration starts at 8:30am

Where: The National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

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2018 Emerging Technology and Torts of the Future

Who: Join the Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) and the U.S. Chamber Technology Engagement Center (C_TEC) as we explore emerging technologies and the impact of liability issues on innovation.

What: America’s thriving technology sector is leading the world in innovation, but emerging technologies face challenging legal hurdles. Reactionary regulations and new avenues for litigation can do potential long-term damage to businesses and the economy.

When: April 18, 2018

Where: Seattle, WA

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2017 Legal Reform Summit: The Litigation Jungle

Who: Each year, ILR's Legal Reform Summit gathers business and industry leaders and preeminent issue experts to discuss the current state of legal reform. Rudy Giuliani, 107th Mayor of New York City, delivered luncheon keynote remarks.

What: "The Litigation Jungle," will examine the complex and evolving litigation landscape and provide a roadmap to navigate it. Topics along the journey will include emerging technologies, big data, global liability developments, the effect of regulatory trends on the states, evolution of the U.S. Supreme Court, and trial lawyer advertising.

When: October 25, 2017

Where: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters, Washington, DC

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CFPB’s Anti-Arbitration Rule: Analysis & Implications

Who: The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) and the U.S. Chamber’s Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC) Event.

What: Hear from experts as they discuss the final rule, implications for the industry, and a variety of next steps.

When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. (Registration and networking breakfast will open at 8:30 a.m., followed by the program from 8:45 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.).

Where: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Headquarters, Washington, DC.

Emerging Technologies and Torts of the Future

Who: Industry and legal climate experts from around the country.

What: Thought leaders at the Emerging Technologies and Torts of the Future event explored emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Autonomous Vehicles, and others, and considered how to prevent liability issues from threatening innovation.

When: March 29, 2017.

Where: Menlo Park, CA.

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2016 Legal Reform Summit – The Litigation Machine

Keynote Remarks:

  • Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican Presidential Nominee and Former Governor of Massachusetts

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Enforcement Maze: Over-Criminalizing American Enterprise

Keynote Remarks:

  • The Honorable Bob Goodlatte, U.S. House of Representatives and Chairman, House Committee on the Judiciary
  • The Honorable David W. Ogden, Partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and Former Deputy Attorney General of the United States
  • The Honorable Orrin Hatch, U.S. Senate, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee and Former Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee

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2015 Legal Reform Summit – A Liability Odyssey

Keynote Remarks:

  • John Stossel, Emmy Award-Winning Journalist, Host and Commentator, Fox Business Network and Former ABC News Correspondent & Co-Anchor of 20/20

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2014 Legal Reform Summit – The Enforcement “Collidescope”: The New Litigation Paradigm

Keynote Remarks:

  • The Honorable Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey

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2013 Legal Reform Summit – Healing the U.S. Lawsuit System

Keynote Remarks:

  • Peggy Noonan, Columnist for the Wall Street Journal and the bestselling author of seven books on American politics, history, and culture

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2012 Legal Reform Summit – Courthouse or Cash Machine?

Keynote Remarks:

  • Rudy Giuliani, Former Mayor of New York City

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2011 Legal Reform Summit – Jobs not Lawsuits!

Keynote Remarks:

  • The Honorable John A. Boehner, Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • The Honorable Nikki Haley, Governor of South Carolina

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2010 Legal Reform Summit

Keynote Remarks:

  • Kenneth R. Feinberg, Feinberg Rozen, LLP

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