Nationally prominent attorney Kenneth Feinberg, chair of BP’s $20 billion Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Fund, spoke with St. Mary’s University students on Thursday, May 5, 2011.

Feinberg has been instrumental to resolving several of our nation’s most challenging and widely known disputes, including serving as Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001. Feinberg’s role was to reach out to all who qualified to file a claim, evaluate applications, determine appropriate compensation, and disseminate awards. Just a few years later, Feinberg became Fund Administrator for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund following the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech.

Feinberg founded Feinberg Rozen, LLP in 1992. In the commercial sector, Feinberg designed, implemented and administered a settlement program involving Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Zurich N.A. Insurance Company and Hurricane Katrina and other Gulf hurricane claimants. In his capacity as an arbitrator, Feinberg helped determine the fair market value of the original Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination, and legal fees in Holocaust slave labor litigation.

Feinberg has been appointed to two presidential-level commissions and has had a distinguished teaching career as an adjunct professor of Law at Georgetown University, the University of Pennsylvania, Columbia University, New York University, and the University of Virginia.

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