2017 Speaker Showcase

Opening Remarks

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

Morning Keynote Remarks

Rod J. Rosenstein, Deputy Attorney General of the United States

Preparing for an Expedition: Emerging Technologies and Legal Hurdles

Lisa J. Sotto, Partner, Hunton & Williams LLP

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

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

Michelle Browdy, Senior Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel, IBM

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

Andrew J. Pincus, Partner, Mayer Brown

Interviewed by Dan Fisher, Former Forbes Senior Editor

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

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.

Luncheon & Keynote Address

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

Through the Binoculars: Global Problems, Universal Solutions

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

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

Neomi J. Rao, Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey

Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel

Jerry Kilgore, Shareholder, Cozen O’Connor

Interviewed by Robert McKenna, Partner, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

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

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

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

Allyson N. Ho, Partner, Morgan Lewis

Carter Phillips, Partner, Sidley Austin LLP

Interviewed by Leonard LeoExecutive Vice President, Federalist Society

Legal Reform Summit Award Presentations

Outstanding Alliance Award – International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC)

Research and Policy Award – Mary H. Terzino, Former Assistant General Counsel, The Dow Chemical Company

State Legislative Achievement Award – in absentia – The Honorable Joe Straus, Texas House of Representatives

Individual Achievement Award – William C. Burton, Sagat Burton LLP