Summit 2022 Law • Policy • Politics Provides Insights into Top Legal Reform Issues

On November 2, ILR hosted Summit 2022 Law, Policy, & Politics. The event featured panel discussions with top legal experts and elected officials on the biggest civil justice policy issues. Watch…

On November 2, ILR hosted Summit 2022 Law, Policy, & Politics. The event featured panel discussions with top legal experts and elected officials on the biggest civil justice policy issues. Watch the recordings from Summit 2022 below. 

Hold Your Horses: Private Rights of Action & Shareholder Activism  

The first panel discussed how private rights of action and shareholder activism are changing the legal landscape for businesses of all sizes. 

The panel was moderated by ILR President and Chief Legal Officer Harold Kim, and featured Andrew Davis, partner at Lehotsky Keller; Kyla Christoffersen Powell, CEO and president of the Civil Justice Association of California; and Elizabeth Ising, partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. 

Boiling the Ocean: The Anticipated Increase in Federal Government Overreach 

This panel’s participants discussed government enforcement overreach at federal agencies and considered the likelihood of increased activity after the November election. 

The panel was moderated by Neil Bradley, the Chamber’s Chief Policy Officer and head of strategic advocacy, and featured David Ogden, partner at WilmerHale; Gene Scalia, partner at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher; and Julia Malkina, partner at Sullivan & Cromwell. 

Staying in the Loop: Perspectives from State Attorneys General 

The third panel featured attorneys general discussing their priorities and perspectives regarding enforcement, consumer protection, and other areas important to the business community. 

The panel was moderated by Bill McCollum, partner at Dentons US, and featured Jason Miyares, attorney general of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and Brian E. Frosh, attorney general of the state of Maryland.  

The Whole Nine Yards: Anticipated Liability Trends from Top General Counsel  

This panel took a deep dive into some of the litigation trends businesses are facing from the perspectives of two general counsels of major companies.  

The panel was moderated by Brackett Denniston, senior counsel at Goodwin Procter LLP, and featured Michael Ullmann, executive vice president, and general counsel at Johnson & Johnson, and David Battisti, general counsel at Penske Transportation Solutions.  

Across the Pond: New Litigation Trends in the Old World 

This panel features international experts and discusses the burgeoning class action and litigation funding industries in the UK, the impending creation of class action regimes across the European Union, and the implications of these trends for the business community. 

The panel was moderated by Christiaan Weiland, director of Public Affairs at Weiland Public Affairs, and featured Kenny Henderson, partner at Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LL; Jeroen Kortmann, partner at Stibbe; and Martina de Lind van Wijngaarden, partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. 

On Thin Ice: National Security Ramifications of Third Party Litigation Funding 

ILR released a new report during the Summit, ILR Briefly: A New Threat: The National Security Risk of Third Party Litigation Funding, which looked at the U.S. national security ramifications of third party litigation funding (TPLF). This panel featured a discussion on how the lack of disclosure of litigation funding provides a path for foreign adversaries to invest in U.S. litigation against American industries, potentially undermining U.S. national economic and security interests. 

The panel featured a discussion between Jamil N. Jaffer, assistant professor of law at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University and founder and executive director at the National Security Institute, and one of the report’s authors, Michael Leiter, partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. 

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