Talk:Institute for Legal Reform

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The Institute for Legal Reform is an affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce focused on advancing business-friendly legal reforms, such as making class-action lawsuits more difficult to file.[1]

Political Influence


ILR spends tens of millions on lobbying each year, amounting to over $300 million since 2002.[2] Its issues in 2014 include taxes, torts, health care, and Medicare/Medicaid.[3]

ILR lobbying spending

ILR's registered lobbyists are its executive staff: Harold Kim, Nathan Morris, Lisa Rickard, Christina Schaengold, and Matt Webb.[4] In 2012, lobbying was ILR's largest single budget item aside from contributions to other organizations.[5]


As of September 2014:[6]

  • Lisa Rickard, President and Director. Total compensation in 2012: $1,734,764.[5]
  • Harold Kim, Executive Vice President. Total compensation in 2012: $403,489.[5]
  • James Barnett, Vice President, Political Affairs
  • M. Scévole de Cazotte, Vice President, International Initiatives
  • Page C. Faulk, Vice President, Legal Reform Initiatives. Total compensation in 2012: $225,830.[5]
  • Nathan Morris, Director, Legislative Affairs
  • Rita Perlman, Vice President, Operations and Contracts. Total compensation in 2012: $276,723.[5]
  • Bryan Quigley, Senior Vice President, Strategic Communications. Total compensation in 2012: $359,069.[5]
  • Christina L. Schaengold, Manager, Legislative Affairs
  • Oriana Senatore, Vice President, Policy and Research. Total compensation in 2012: $167,746.[5]
  • Matt Webb, Senior Vice President, Legal Reform Policy. Total compensation in 2012: $287,265.[5]
  • Andrew Wynne, Director, State Legislative Affairs


ILR files separate tax documents from Chamber of Commerce:

Core Financials


  • Total Revenue: $43,854,035
  • Total Expenses: $45,191,289
    • Lobbying: $10,516,434
    • Officer/Key Employee Compensation: $2,340,373
  • Net Assets: $31,526,293

Grants and Contributions



  1. Institute for Legal Reform, "What We Do," organizational pamphlet, accessed September 23, 2014.
  2. Center for Responsive Politics, Institute for Legal Reform, lobbying report, Open Secrets Database, accessed September 23, 2014.
  3. Center for Responsive Politics, Institute for Legal Reform, lobbying issues, Open Secrets Database, accessed September 23, 2014.
  4. Center for Responsive Politics, Institute for Legal Reform, registered lobbyists 2014, Open Secrets database, accessed September 23, 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.7 5.8 5.9 Institute for Legal Reform, 2012 IRS form 990, organizational tax filing, accessed September 3, 2014.
  6. Institute for Legal Reform, Our Leadership, organizational website, accessed September 23, 2014.