Lisa A. Rickard

U.S. Chamber Institute For Legal Reform

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Litigation Funding

Landmark Bill Would Pull Back Curtain on Secretive Lawsuit Funding Deals

U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), along with Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Thom Tillis (R-NC), introduced the Litigation Funding Transparency Act (LFTA), a landmark bill to help bring the multi-billion dollar litigation financing industry out of the shadows. This...

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Civil Justice Playbook: Policymakers Must Answer the Call

The D.C. Circuit’s TCPA ruling is a good first step. Congress should seize the moment, too.

In mid-March, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously ruled that the previous Federal Communications Commission’s convoluted approach to...

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Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB)

Backstory: Piling On: A Simple Matter of Injustice

Perhaps for some prosecutors, justice isn’t the primary motivation. The following statement is from Lisa A. Rickard, president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform. She can be reached at 202.463.5724, All the great things are simple, and many can be...

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Regulatory & Compliance

One Year After Passage, Warning Flags Fly For Hurricane Dodd-Frank

It's been a year since the storm clouds began to gather in the form of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act known simply as "Dodd-Frank" - the so-called reform bill held up as the fix to the problems that created the economic crisis of 2008. Opponents of...

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The Ambiguous FCPA: In Need Of Updates And Clarifications

Imagine if a foreign government defined employees of General Motors and AIG as "foreign officials" of the United States government because the government owns portions of the companyor called Bloomberg Media employees "foreign officials" because 85 percent of the company is...

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