2017 Legal Reform Summit Agenda


2017 Legal Reform Summit Agenda

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. Briefing Center

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 - 9:00 a.m. Hall of Flags

Opening Remarks

  • Lisa A. Rickard, President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. Hall of Flags

Morning Keynote Remarks

  • Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the United States
9:30 - 10:05 a.m. Hall of Flags

Preparing for an Expedition: Emerging Technologies and Liability

Thought leaders will explore emerging technologies, such as the Internet of Things, unmanned aerial vehicles, artificial intelligence, and digital health, and discuss how to prevent liability threats from stifling innovation.

  • Lisa J. Sotto, Partner, Hunton & Williams
  • Allison Drutchas, Counsel, Autonomous Vehicles, General Motors
  • Scott Taylor, AVP of Privacy, Animal Health & Global Functions Compliance, Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Moderated by Megan L. Brown, Partner, Wiley Rein LLP
10:05 - 10:20 a.m. Hall of Flags

Navigating the Vines: Big Data and the Role of General Counsel

Big Data has the potential to introduce new risks in managing privacy, compliance, discovery, and liability. Hear a general counsel’s perspective on dealing with Big Data on a day-to-day basis as well as during litigation.

  • Michelle Browdy, Senior Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel, IBM
10:20 - 10:40 a.m. Hall of Flags

The Law of the Jungle: Litigating (and Fixing) Class Actions

Class action litigation continues to dominate the legal reform debate. This interview will challenge the underpinnings of class actions, such as consumer restitution and deterrence, and will discuss what’s driving the surge in securities class actions.

  • Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown
  • Interviewed by Dan Fisher, Former Forbes Senior Editor
10:40 - 11:25 a.m. Hall of Flags

Where the Wild Things Are: Trends in Mass Actions, Asbestos and Food Labeling Litigation

A trio of TED-talkers will address three areas of litigation where the plaintiffs’ bar shows no signs of slowing down: mass actions, asbestos and food labeling. Hear their personal stories, predictions for future trends, and suggestions for navigating the litigation landscape.

  • Amanda T. Perez, Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer Inc.
  • Tanya Holcomb, Vice President & General Counsel, Global Litigation, Honeywell International Inc.
  • Jessica D. Miller, Partner, Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP.
11:25 - 11:30 a.m.

Outstanding Alliance Award

11:30 - 11:45 a.m. Hall of Flags

Q&A Session for Morning Segments

11:45 a.m. - Noon Briefing Center

Networking Break/Luncheon Transition

Noon - 1:00 p.m. Hall of Flags

Luncheon & Keynote Address

Special Remarks by: Thomas J. Donohue, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Keynote Address – Rudy Giuliani, 107th Mayor of New York City

1:00 - 1:15 p.m. Briefing Center

Networking Break

1:15 - 2:00 p.m. Hall of Flags

Through the Binoculars: Global Developments in Liability

Panelists will discuss global litigation hot spots and developments in class actions and third-party funding around the world. This liability tour will make stops in the EU, the Netherlands, Canada and Australia.

  • Introduction by Lisa A. Rickard, President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
  • Ken Daly, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP, Brussels
  • Gord McKee, Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Toronto
  • Stuart Clark AM, Consultant, Clayton UTZ, Sydney
  • Daan Lunsingh Scheurleer, Partner, Nauta Dutilh, Amsterdam
2:00 - 2:05 p.m.

Research and Policy Award & State Legislative Achievement Award

2:05 - 2:40 p.m. Hall of Flags

Lurking in the Undergrowth: Regulatory Trends and Their Effects on the States

Explore trends in the “Administrative State” and how the current Administration has impacted the federal regulatory environment. Then hear reactions from sitting state attorneys general on what effect these developments are having on state enforcement issues.

  • Neomi J. Rao, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs
  • West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey
  • Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel
  • Interviewed by Robert McKenna, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
2:40 - 3:10 p.m. Hall of Flags

An Active Volcano: How Plaintiffs' Lawyer Advertising Impacts Patients, Consumers and Juries

Mass tort cases are being driven in large part by an increase in targeted plaintiffs’ lawyer advertising. Panelists will discuss how trial lawyer advertising negatively impacts patients and consumers, and how the plaintiffs’ bar uses advertising to affect jury pools in key jurisdictions.

  • Rusty Silverstein, President and Founder, X-Ante
  • Lee Meihls, Founder, President & Senior Consultant, Trial Partners
  • Moderated by William E. Moschella, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
3:10 - 3:40 p.m. Hall of Flags

A View From the Canopy: The Evolution of the U.S. Supreme Court

This trio of Supreme Court experts will provide perspective on how today’s Supreme Court compares with the Court and its Justices over history. They will also highlight current key cases being considered by the Court.

  • Allyson N. Ho, Partner, Morgan Lewis
  • Carter Phillips, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP
  • Interviewed by Leonard Leo, Executive Vice President, Federalist Society
3:40 - 3:45 p.m.

Individual Achievement Award

3:45 - 4:00 p.m. Hall of Flags

Q&A Session for Afternoon Segments

4:00 - 4:30 p.m. Hall of Flags

“Swamp” Status: Commentary on the Current Political Landscape

  • John King, Anchor and Chief National Correspondent, CNN
  • Interviewed by Scott Reed, Senior Political Strategist, U. S. Chamber of Commerce
4:30 p.m. Hall of Flags

Closing Remarks

  • Lisa A. Rickard, President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform
4:30 - 5:00 p.m. Briefing Center

Networking Reception