The 2018 Legal Reform Summit XX gathered top legal minds and industry leaders to discuss What’s Trending on the litigation front. Issue experts discussed the top 5 litigation trends to watch, growth of collective redress in the EU, data privacy and locality litigation.

New research featured includes: Costs and Compensation of the U.S. Tort System and A Rising Threat: A New Class Action Racket That Harms Investors and the Economy.


Event Details


Summit XX | What’s Trending



October 24, 2018 9:00 am October 24, 2018 3:00 pm

9:00 – 9:15 A.M.
Opening Remarks | Lisa A. Rickard, President, U.S Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
9:15 – 9:45 A.M.
U.S. Tort Cost Rundown
New research shows how much the U.S. tort system costs the average American family and which states carry the heaviest tort cost burden.
Paul Hinton, Principal, The Brattle Group
Stephen Waguespack, President and CEO, Louisiana Association of Business and Industry
Interviewed by: Connie Lewis Lensing, Senior Vice President – Legal Department, FedEx Express
9:45 – 9:50 A.M.
Outstanding Alliance Award
9:50 – 10:05 A.M.
Data Privacy Followers
Federal Trade Commission leadership discusses current data privacy and security enforcement priorities for the agency.
Andrew Smith, Director, Bureau of Consumer Protection, Federal Trade Commission
10:05 – 10:25 A.M.
Like and Subscribe: Cooperation, Compliance and Rational Enforcement
A Fortune 100 general counsel addresses trends in DOJ enforcement including the recent emphasis placed on cooperation and compliance.
Suzette Long, Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Caterpillar Inc.
10:25 – 10:30 A.M.
State Leadership Award
10:30 – 10:40 A.M.
A Briefing on Balance in State Government
Michael Schirling, Secretary, Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, State of Vermont
10:40 – 11:00 A.M.
In The Newsfeed: Securities Class Actions
Experts explore what’s driving the recent increase in securities class actions and the new litigation model behind these lawsuits.
Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown

11:00 – 11:05 A.M.
Research & Policy Award
11:05 – 11:25 A.M.
#AtlanticCrossing: U.S.-Style Class Actions in Europe
Practitioners explore recent class and group litigation in the UK and proposed law in the EU that highlight the rapid expansion of collective actions and third party litigation funding across the Atlantic.
Ken Daly, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP (Brussels)
James P. Masterson, Assistant General Counsel, Litigation, MasterCard
11:25 – 11:50 P.M.
Top 5 Legal Trends to Watch
Lightning-round experts address class actions and MDLs, data privacy and technology, locality lawsuits, third party litigation funding, and securities litigation.
John H. Beisner, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Megan Brown, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
Kay Winfree, Of Counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Page Faulk, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
Lee Meihls, Founder, President and Senior Consultant, Trial Partners
11:50 – 12:10 P.M.
12:10 – 12:30 P.M.
Keynote: A-to-Z with a State AG
The Florida Attorney General elaborates on the pressing enforcement and policy priorities of her office.
Pamela J. Bondi, Attorney General, State of Florida
12:30 – 1:40 P.M.
Perspectives from the World’s First Digital Human
Rachel, the World’s First Digital Human
Richard Darden, Distinguished Engineer, Watson Implementations Public Sector Global Delivery, IBM
Introduced by: Oriana Senatore, Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
1:40 – 1:45 P.M.
The Final Word | Harold H. Kim, Executive Vice President, U.S Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
1:45 – 3:00 P.M.
Networking Reception and Speaker Interaction
** Content and Speakers Subject to Change**


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