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2016 Speaker Showcase

Opening Remarks


Lisa A. Rickard
, President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

Speeding Ahead: Regulators & Litigators on the Class Action Accelerator

Ross Higman,
 Senior Associate General Counsel, Wal-Mart Stores


Eugene Scalia,
 Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP


Interviewed by: Joan Gartlan,
 Principal, Sutton Group LLC

Interviewed by: Joan Gartlan, Principal, Sutton Group LLC

Dismantling the Machine: The Importance of Diversity in Law Departments

Mark D. Roellig
, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Massachusetts Mutual Financial Group

Zipcar or Zeppelin: The Direction of Data Privacy Liability - Part I

Tanya Madison Cunningham,
 Chief Privacy Counsel, TD Bank

Kiran Raj,
 Deputy General Counsel, Department of Homeland Security

The Honorable Sean D. Reyes,
 Attorney General, State of Utah

Moderated by: The Honorable Robert M. Mckenna, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and former Attorney General, State of Washington

Zipcar or Zeppelin: The Direction of Data Privacy Liability - Part II

Bill McInturff, Partner and Co-Founder, Public Opinion Strategy

Interviewed by: The Honorable Robert M. Mckenna, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and former Attorney General, State of Washington

Pulling the Emergency Brake: Enforcement Off the Rails

Connie Lewis Lensing,
 Senior Vice President, Legal Department, FedEx Express

Third-Party Litigation Financing: The Financial Turbine Powering Lawsuits

Brackett Denniston, III, Senior Counsel, Goodwin Procter LLP, Incoming Chairman, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and Senior Vice President and General Counsel, General Electric Company (Retired)

Joseph F. Rice, Founding Member, Motley Rice

Interviewed by: Jeanne Meserve, Director of Training, The Communication Center

Luncheon & Keynote Address

Legal Reform Champion Award: R. Bruce Josten
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Keynote Address: The Honorable Mitt Romney

Keynote Address: The Honorable Mitt Romney, 2012 Republican Presidential Nominee and Former Governor of Massachusetts

Gumming Up the Works: Multi-Plaintiff Mass Torts

Malini Moorthy, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Bayer Corporation

The Third Wheel: Unconventional Drivers of Liability Expansion

John Fund,
 Author and National-Affairs Columnist, National Review

Thomas H. Hill,
 Senior Executive & General Counsel, Global EHS Operations, General Electric (GE)

Michael M. Maddigan,
 Partner, Hogan Lovells

Richard Silbert,
 Vice President and Chief Litigation Counsel, Purdue Pharma L.P.

Interviewed by: 
Jeanne Meserve,
 Director of Training, The Communication Center

The Over-Enforcement Boiling Point

Robert M. Cary, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP

Fueling Lawsuits: Trends in Trial Lawyer Drug and Device Advertising

Rustin Silverstein,
 President, X Ante

Interviewed by: 
Joan Gartlan,
 Principal, Sutton Group LLC


Legal Reform Summit Award Presentations

Legal Reform Summit Award Presentations

State Legislative Achievement Award: The Honorable Kathleen Passidomo Florida House of Representatives

Outstanding Alliance Award: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Legal Reform Champion Award: R. Bruce Josten Executive Vice President, Government Affairs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Outstanding Organization Award: Michigan Chamber of Commerce

Research and Policy Award: Ken Daly Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Agenda