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


2015 Legal Reform Summit


October 27, 2015 8:30 am October 27, 2015 5:00 pm

8:30 – 9:00am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 – 9:15am
Welcoming Remarks
9:15 – 9:35am
New Technologies, New Liabilities: The Problems and The Solutions, Part I
9:35 – 10:00am
New Technologies, New Liabilities: The Problems and The Solutions, Part II
New Report: A Perilous Patchwork: Data Privacy and Civil Liability in the Era of the Data Breach

10:00 – 10:05am
Outstanding Alliance Award Presentation
10:05 – 10:50am
The Magna Carta, 800 Years Later: Rule of Law or Rule of Lawyers?
10:50 – 11:10am
The Next Frontier: Solutions for the New Generation of Class Actions
New Report: MDL Proceedings: Eliminating the Chaff

11:10 – 11:25am
Q&A Session for Morning Panels
11:25 – 11:30am
State Legislative Achievement Award Presentation
1:15 – 1:30pm
Networking Break 2
12:00 – 1:15pm
Luncheon & Keynote Address
Special Remarks by Thomas J. Donohue

Keynote Address by John Stossel

1:30 – 2:25pm
Regulators Gone Rogue
New Report: Constitutional Constraints: Provisions Limiting Excessive Government Fines

2:25 – 2:30pm
Research and Policy Award Presentation
2:30 – 3:00pm
The Future is Now: Hot Topics in Litigation
3:00 – 3:05pm
Individual Achievement Award
3:05 – 3:40pm
Show Me the Money: Trial Lawyer Advertising and Online Networks
New Report: Trial Lawyer Marketing: Broadcast, Search and Social Strategies

3:40 – 3:55pm
Q&A Session for Afternoon Panels
3:55 – 4:00pm
Closing Remarks
4:00 – 5:00pm
Networking Reception


U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Washington, DC 20062