Lisa A. Rickard
Lisa A. Rickard has served as president of the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) since March 2003, providing strategic leadership to ILR’s comprehensive program aimed at changing the legal culture that has resulted in our nation’s litigation explosion. ILR’s multifaceted campaign takes the fight for legal reform to legislators, the courts, and the public by engaging in legislative advocacy, strategic communications, and voter education. Conducting seminal research to strengthen the case for reform and building strategic alliances are also cornerstones of ILR’s mission to restore fairness to our nation’s civil justice system.
Rickard has led comprehensive legal reform campaigns at the state level, particularly in notorious trial bar strongholds. She has also directed numerous voter education initiatives, resulting in fairer and more balanced legal climates in those states. At the federal level, Rickard played a role in passage of the Class Action Fairness Act, the culmination of a five-year effort. In the international arena, Rickard is leading the Coalition to Curb Global Forum Shopping, which seeks to stop the importation of foreign lawsuits to U.S. courts and stem the export of U.S.-style litigation features to other countries.
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