Legal Reform Summit


About the Summit

About the 2017 Legal Reform Summit: The Litigation Jungle

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 administration’s impact on the federal regulatory environment and AG insights on state enforcement issues, evolution of the U.S. Supreme Court, and trial lawyer advertising.

October 25, 2017

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

Special Announcement: Rudy Giuliani, 107th Mayor of New York City will provide luncheon keynote remarks.

About the Annual Legal Reform Summit: 
ILR's annual Legal Reform Summit is recognized as the nation’s most comprehensive legal reform symposium that 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.

2017 Attendee Makeup: The 2017 Legal Reform Summit had a record attendance of over 300 attendees. Summit attendees include corporate counsel, firm lawyers, congressional staff, think tank scholars, embassy representatives, federal agency staff, and the media – which fosters a lively post event networking session.


Registration Details

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)

Students: $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 for congressional staff whose duties relate to the issues on the agenda.

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.

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Event Highlights

290+ Attendees

  • Corporate Counsel
  • Lawyers
  • Congressional Staff
  • Think Tank Scholars
  • Federal Agency Staff
  • Leaders from Business Associations
  • Leaders from Civil Justice Reform Groups

12 Speakers

  • 1 Keynote Address
  • 4 Panels
  • 4 Ted-Style Talks
  • 3 Interview-Style Sessions

Topics Discussed

  • Third Party Litigation Funding
  • Data Privacy Liability
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Trial Lawyer Advertising
  • Government Over-Enforcement
  • Diversity in Law Departments
  • Multi-Plaintiff Mass Torts
  • Liability Expansion