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Kenneth Feinberg to Keynote the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation Business Breakfast at 2014 ABA Annual Meeting in Boston

July 21, 2014, Press releases

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Architect of GM compensation cases will speak on “law in times of emergency”

CHICAGO, July 21, 2014 – Kenneth Feinberg of Feinberg Rozen LLP will be the keynote speaker at The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation Annual Business Breakfast on August 9, 7:30am – 9:30am at the Sheraton Boston. The event is one of several events hosted by The Fellows during the 2014 American Bar Association Annual Meeting. The title of Feinberg’s talk is “Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes: Tailoring the Law to Meet the Challenges.” The event is sponsored by Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. ABA Past President Stephen N. Zack is scheduled to introduce Feinberg.

Feinberg is one of the nation’s leading experts in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He has been appointed to administer numerous high-profile compensation programs, including having served as Special Master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, TARP Executive Compensation, and the Agent Orange Victim Compensation Program. In his latest assignment, Feinberg is serving as Consultant to General Motors concerning the automobile ignition switch recall cases.

In 2010, Feinberg was appointed by the Obama Administration and BP to serve as Administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to compensate victims of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

Feinberg recently served in the pro bono capacity of Administrator of the One Fund Boston Victim Relief Fund, designing and implementing a claims program for the distribution of over $60 million in corporate and private donations to the victims of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

“We are anxiously anticipating our annual breakfast as it is always one of the highlight events of the year,” said Fellows Chair Don Slesnick.  “It is a unique opportunity for Fellows to share in the embracing comradery of their distinguished organization as well as learn about the recent research accomplishments of the Foundation’s academic faculty.”  He added, “This year, the addition of an outstanding speaker and the participation of an ABA Past President makes the event that much more exciting.”   

Program details:      

WHAT:           The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation Annual Business Breakfast
WHEN:           Saturday, August 9, 2014 7:30am – 9:30am
WHERE:        Sheraton Boston
                        Back Bay Ballroom C, 2nd Floor
                        39 Dalton Street
                        Boston, MA 02199

This is a ticketed event. Please click here for registration information. For general event information, contact fellows@abfn.org or call 800-292-5065.

The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

The American Bar Foundation’s mission is to serve the legal profession, the public, and the academy through empirical research, publications, and programs that advance justice and the understanding of law and its impact on society. Primary funding for the ABF is provided by the American Bar Endowment.

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