This year’s Summit featured a new and dynamic event format which began with a live hack by Jayson Street, demonstrating the ease with which data breaches can occur. Other issue experts addressed current trends such as trial lawyer advertising, the global spread of class actions, and the growing over-enforcement culture among other litigation trends. Engaging discussions, informative speeches, and the release of four groundbreaking research pieces elevated legal reform issues, highlighted solutions, and outlined developing litigation trends.


Event Details


2014 Legal Reform Summit


October 26, 2014 8:30 am October 26, 2014 5:30 pm

8:30 – 9:00am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15am
Welcoming Remarks
9:15 – 10:05am
A Cracked Looking Glass: Attorney Fraud and Lack of Accountability Panel
10:05 – 10:25am
Special Remarks
Reflecting Upon the Restatements: A Discussion With the American Law Institute

10:25 – 11:45am
The Enforcement Prism: Principled Prosecution or Profiteering?
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 – 1:30pm
Annual Legal Reform Awards Luncheon
Keynote Address from The Honorable Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey

Remarks by Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Awards presented by Lisa Rickard, President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

1:45 – 2:45pm
As Seen Through the Crystal Ball: The Future of Securities Class Actions Panel
2:45 – 3:45pm
Liability Refraction: Digital Technology and Privacy Panel
New Report: Perils and Pitfalls: Social Media Law and the Workplace

3:45 – 4:45pm
The Two-Way Mirror: Political Landscape and 2014 Elections Outlook Panel
4:45 – 5:30pm
Networking Reception
Also Released: Federal Cases from Foreign Places: How the Supreme Court Has Limited Foreign Disputes From Flooding U.S. Courts