Established with funds from a cy pres award from the class action settlement in Abrams v. Van Kampen Fund Inc., the IIP hosts an annual conference each fall. Leading jurists, scholars, expert witnesses and litigators from across the country come together to explore topics that include the practical implications of consumer protection acts, strategies for pleading the critical element of securities fraud, the effective use of confidential witnesses, and alternatives to federal securities fraud actions. Each conference features a notable keynote speaker.
Recent conference speakers include:
- Bethany McLean, best-selling author and journalist
- Tom Goldenstein, Supreme Court practitioner and SCOTUS blog publisher
- Mark Whitacre, best-selling author of The Informant
- Daniel Kahneman, psychologist and author of the best-seller Thinking, Fast and Slow