All times are listed in eastern.

2:00-2:05 p.m.                

Opening Remarks

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

2:05-2:30 p.m.

Focusing on Small Business Tort Costs

Participants will discuss new ILR research showing tort costs borne by small businesses and the real-world impact of these costs.

2:30-2:45 p.m. 

A New Vision: U.S. Department of Justice Enforcement Priorities

A U.S. Department of Justice official will discuss current Department of Justice regulatory reform efforts and enforcement priorities.

  • Jeffrey Clark, Acting Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice

2:45-3:15 p.m.

The Wide Angle: Dynamics of Today’s Nuclear Verdicts

Panelists will explore the societal shifts, evolving plaintiffs’ bar tactics, and changing demographic trends that are driving the increase in nuclear verdicts.

  • Robert Tyson, Jr., Partner, Tyson & Mendes
  • Yafit Cohn, Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer and Group General Counsel, The Travelers Companies, Inc.
  • Christina Marinakis, Shareholder and Director of Jury Research, Litigation Insights
  • Moderated by Harold Kim, President, U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

3:15-3:45 p.m.

Prospective Perspective: 2020 Political Outlook

Two legendary political operatives will share unique insights on what promises to be the most unusual election in recent American history.

  • David Axelrod, Senior Political Commentator, CNN, and Host, The Axe Files; Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics; Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama (2009-2011)
  • Mike Murphy, Political Strategist, Political Analyst for NBC News and former Columnist, TIME
  • Interviewed by Ashlee Rich Stephenson, Vice President and National Political Director, Political Affairs and Federation Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

3:45-3:50 p.m.

Closing Remarks and Transition to Member Breakouts

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