KENNETH FEINBERG (Wikipedia Information)


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  1. 1. FROM: accordance with Federal Laws provided For Educational and Information Purposes – i.e. of PUBLIC InterestKenneth FeinbergFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Kenneth Feinberg Kenneth Feinberg in 2007 October 23, 1945 (age 66)Born Brockton, MANationality AmericanOccupation Attorney Special Master, September 11th VictimKnown for Compensation Fund Special Master for Executive CompensationKenneth Feinberg (born October 23, 1945, Brockton, Massachusetts)[1] is an American attorney, specializing inmediation and alternative dispute resolution. Feinberg was appointed Special Master of the U.S. governmentsSeptember 11th Victim Compensation Fund and currently serves as the Special Master for TARP ExecutiveCompensation, popularly called the "pay czar." Additionally, Feinberg currently serves as the government-appointed administrator of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund. He is also an adjunctprofessor at the Columbia University School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, GeorgetownUniversity Law Center, New York University School of Law, the University of Virginia School of Law and at theBenjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.Contents[hide]  1 Life and career
  2. 2. o 1.1 September 11 Victim Compensation Fund o 1.2 Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund o 1.3 Special Master for Executive Compensation o 1.4 BP Oil Spill Fund  2 See also  3 References  4 External links[edit] Life and careerOriginally from Brockton, Massachusetts, he received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst in 1967 and a law degree from the New York University School of Law in 1970. He worked for fiveyears as an administrative assistant and chief of staff for U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy and as a prosecutor for theU.S. Attorney General. Before founding his own firm The Feinberg Group (now Feinberg Rozen, LLP) in 1993, hewas a founding partner at the Washington office of Kaye Scholer LLP.Feinberg has served as Court-Appointed Special Settlement Master in cases including Agent Orange productliability litigation, Asbestos Personal Injury Litigation and DES Cases. Feinberg was also one of three arbitratorswho determined the fair market value of the Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and was one of twoarbitrators who determined the allocation of legal fees in the Holocaust slave labor litigation. He is a formerLecturer-in-Law at a number of U.S. law schools.[edit] September 11 Victim Compensation FundAppointed by Attorney General John Ashcroft to be Special Master of the fund, Feinberg worked for 33 monthsentirely pro bono. He developed the regulations governing the administration of the fund and administered allaspects of the program, including evaluating applications, determining appropriate compensation anddisseminating awards.Early in the process he was described as aloof and arrogant. Feinberg was subjected to some very public criticismat meetings, in the media and on Web sites.[2] "I underestimated the emotion of this at the beginning", Feinberg hassaid. "I didnt fully appreciate how soon this program had been established after 9/11, so there was a certain degreeof unanticipated anger directed at me that I should have been more attuned to."[3]It was up to Feinberg to make the decisions on how much each family of a 9/11 victim would receive. Feinberghad to estimate how much each victim would have earned in a full lifetime. If a family accepted the offer, it wasnot possible to appeal. Families unhappy with the offer were able to appeal in a nonadversarial, informal hearing topresent their case however they wanted. Feinberg personally presided over more than 900 of the 1,600 hearings. Atthe end of the process, $7 billion was awarded to 97 percent of the families."Its a brutal, sort of cold, thing to do. Anybody who looks at this program and expects that by cutting a U.S.Treasury check, you are going to make 9/11 families happy, is vastly misunderstanding whats going on with thisprogram," said Feinberg. "There is not one family member Ive met who wouldnt gladly give back the check, or, inmany cases, their own lives to have that loved one back. Happy never enters into this equation."[3]Feinberg was able to change the mind of some of his harshest critics. Charles Wolf, whose wife died in the northtower, renamed his highly critical Web site called "Fix the Fund" to "The Fund is Fixed!". At first he calledFeinberg "patronizing, manipulative and at times, even cruel." Later he said, "To have one of your sharpest criticsfollow through on a promise and not only join the program he was criticizing, but promote it to his peers, says a lotabout you and the way you have adjusted both the program and your attitude...Today, I have complete faith inyou."
  3. 3. In 2005 his book, titled "What is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11," waspublished.Feinberg wrote that a widow of one firefighter cursed him “I spit on you, and your children.” for being unfair in hiscompensation awards .[4]On June 17, 2005, he was honored by his hometown of Brockton by having a road named after him: Attorney KenFeinberg Way.[edit] Hokie Spirit Memorial FundOn July 5, 2007, it was announced that Feinberg would work pro bono as the chief administrator to the HokieSpirit Memorial Fund (HSMF). The HSMF was set up by the Virginia Tech Foundation in the aftermath of theevents of April 16, 2007, on the Virginia Tech Campus. Feinberg and the university plan to disseminate a set ofproposals for comment about distributions to the families in mid-July. The victims or families will have options onthe ultimate uses of the funds. Payments would be completed sometime during the fall.[5][edit] Special Master for Executive Compensation This section requires expansion.On June 10, 2009, Feinberg was appointed by the U.S. Treasury Department to oversee the compensation of topexecutives at companies which have received federal bailout assistance.[6] As part of his policies, he has suggestedto many bank executives that they emphasize long-term stock compensation rather than cash payments.[7]Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, in a statement about Feinbergs rulings on executive pay, said, "We all sharean interest in seeing these companies return taxpayer dollars as soon as possible, and Ken today has helped bringthat day a little bit closer."[8][9][edit] BP Oil Spill Fund This section requires expansion.On June 16, 2010, it was reported that Feinberg was to run a $20 billion fund to pay claims for the BP oil spill.[10] President Obama said that the $20 billion from BP "will not be controlled by either BP or by the government. Itwill be put in an escrow account administered by an impartial, independent third party." Obama said he and BPschairman, Carl-Henric Svanberg, agreed on having Kenneth Feinberg administer the fund.[11] (Feinberg was alsoselected by Obama to oversee the compensation of top executives at bailed out banks.)BP is currently paying Feinbergs six-lawyer Washington, D.C., firm, Feinberg Rozen, a flat fee of $1,250,000 amonth for labor and overhead costs, but the full details of compensation are unknown.[12] Feinberg has come underharsh criticism[13] from public interest groups for refusing to disclose the amount of his compensation or the detailsof his arrangement with the company.[14]On December 6, 2010, the Center for Justice & Democracy (CJ&D) sent a letter[15] to Robert Dudley, the CEO ofBP, concerning "serious new issues raised about the lack of transparency and potential conflicts of interest relatedto the administration of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility." In the letter, CJ&D pointed out actions taken by Feinbergin the administration of the compensation fund that point to serious conflicts of interest: "Mr. Feinberg, employed by BP, has decided on his own authority that all claims recipients must release all companies who caused this disaster from any and all legal responsibility, no matter how grossly negligent they were.
  4. 4. This sweeping release, which assigns victims’ claims to BP, benefits only one actor: BP – the company that happens to pay Mr. Feinberg’s salary.". In January 2011, Judge Barbier, the federal judge over the oil spill litigation, after hearing evidence and arguments of the attorneys, ruled that Kenneth Feinberg was not independent of BP and could no longer claim to be so. Feinberg had been telling victims he was their lawyer and did not answer to BP.The letter also criticized Feinbergs lack of transparency around compensation: "Despite repeated calls for the release of documents establishing the formal relationship between BP and Feinberg Rozen, as well as its subcontractors who are reviewing and adjudicating claims, almost nothing has been publicly released. And now we learn, as reported by Reuters on November 22, 2010, that BP and Feinberg Rozen consider their arrangement “verbal,” i.e., they have not committed to writing the firm’s compensation arrangement so there can be no public examination of it. Is the public to believe that there is no paper evidence at all documenting a $10 million per year financial arrangement between BP and Feinberg Rozen? What about the contracts between BP, Feinberg Rozen and the subcontractors who are advising and adjudicating claims and also being paid directly by BP? Surely these contracts must be in writing and released … This failure to release the terms of all these financial arrangements under circumstances of tremendous historic and public significance is simply unacceptable."[edit] See also  List of U.S. executive branch czars[edit] References 1. ^ " Compensation Czar Kenneth Feinberg". Time. October 23, 2009. Retrieved February 21, 2010. 2. ^ "The Law Report - 15July2008". ABC Radio interview transcript. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 3. ^ a b ABC News. "ABC News Person of the Week Article on Feinberg". Retrieved January 26, 2007. 4. ^ Feinberg, Kenneth. What is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11 (2005), Perseus Books Group, p 56. 5. ^ Hincker, Larry (2007-07-05). "Administrator of 9/11 victim compensation fund to administer Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund distributions". Virginia Tech. Retrieved 2007-07-05. 6. ^ Labaton, Stephen (June 10, 2009). "Obama Names Overseer to Set Pay at Rescued Companies". New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-10. 7. ^ Goldman, Julia (February 10, 2010). Bloombergnews. Retrieved 2009-02-10. 8. ^ Reuters, Oct. 22, 2009 9. ^ Romero, Frances (October 23, 2009). "Compensation Czar Kenneth Feinberg". Time. 10. ^ 11. ^ The New York Times.[dead link] 12. ^ Pressure on Kenneth Feinberg to disclose BP pay deal, Reuters: 53083520101122 13. ^ 14. ^ "Most Popular E-mail Newsletter". USA Today. February 3, 2011. 15. ^[edit] External links  Katz, Lee Michael. "What Ive Learned: Kenneth Feinberg", Washingtonian, March 1, 2008.  The Feinberg Group website  Kaye Scholer LLP website