2018 Speaker Showcase

Opening Remarks

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

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

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

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.

A Briefing on Balance in State Government

Michael Schirling, Secretary, Agency of Commerce and Community Development, State of Vermont

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
Interviewed by: Joan Gartlan, Principal, Sutton Group LLC

#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

Top Five Legal Trends to Watch

Lightning-round experts address class actions and MDLs, data privacy and technology, locality lawsuits, third party litigation funding, and trial lawyer advertising.

John H. Beisner, Partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Megan L. 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, Inc.

Keynote Luncheon: 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

Introduction: Perspectives from the World's First Digital Human

Oriana Senatore, Senior Vice President, Policy and Research, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

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

The Final Word

Harold H. Kim, Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

Outstanding Alliance, State Leadership, and Research Policy Awards Presentations