George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School

Rule 11 Reform

Event Details

  • Date:
  • Venue: Rayburn House Office Building
  • Division: Civil Justice Academy

Program Description:  The House Judiciary Committee recently passed the Lawsuit Abuse Reduction Act of 2013, and it awaits action on the floor of the House.  Join us for a discussion of attempts to reform Rule 11 and return it to its pre-1993 language, which required federal judges to impose sanctions on attorneys who violate Rule 11’s prohibition against frivolous lawsuits.  Discussion will include an argument in favor of reform, and argument against, and a perspective from the corporate world.


Victor E. Schwartz, Partner, Shook, Hardy & Bacon, LLP and Chair, Public Policy Group

Robert S. Peck, President, Center for Constitutional Litigation, PC and Adjunct Professor of Law, American University Washington College of Law

Bradford A. Berenson, Vice President and Senior Counsel, Litigation and Legal Policy, General Electric Company

For More Information, Contact: Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy