Join the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR)
for a Breakfast Panel at National Press Club
Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Registration and Continental Breakfast: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Expert Panel Discussion: 9:05 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.


About The Event

Private securities class actions threaten the health of the U.S. economy and the global competitiveness of U.S. securities markets, and over the last few years, filings have rapidly accelerated. This is especially true with respect to “event-driven” filings and merger and acquisition objection lawsuits, which targeted 85 percent of merger deals worth $100 million or more in 2017.

On February 26, ILR will convene a panel of experts to discuss this trend, and propose solutions to confront the securities litigation contagion.

Expert panelists will:

  • explore the increasing spread of securities class action filings, the types of cases being filed, and the drivers behind the trend;
  • reveal and explain results of new public opinion polling on securities class actions;
  • discuss the incentive structure for plaintiffs’ lawyers to bring cases; and
  • recommend a series of potential solutions, including legislative and administrative fixes.

During the event, ILR will release two new research papers that will address these issues in further detail.

Reserve your seat today!

Event Details


Securities Litigation Contagion


February 26, 2020 8:00 am February 26, 2020 11:00 am

8:30 am   | Registration and Breakfast
9:00 am   | Opening Remarks
9:05 am   | Expert Panel Discussion
9:45 am   | Polling Presentation
10:00 am | Event Concludes


Opening remarks by ILR’s Harold Kim

  • Andy Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown LLP
  • Adam Pritchard, the Frances and George Skestos Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School
  • Bill McInturff, Partner, Public Opinion Strategies
  • Kevin LaCroix, Executive Vice President, RT ProExec and author, The D&O Diary


The National Press Club

529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC
The Fourth Estate Room