Kenneth Feinberg (77) is an attorney specializing in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. Among many other important positions, Feinberg served as Special Master of the U.S. government’s September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, as well as the government’s Special Master for the Trouble Assets Relief Fund. Additionally, he was the government-appointed administrator of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund. Feinberg is an adjunct professor at the Columbia University School of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Georgetown University Law Center, New York University School of Law, the University of Virginia School of Law, and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.
Quote: “Of course, what comes to mind is the trauma and the tragedy and the emotional challenge of meeting with so many thousands of people so soon after the tragedy [Sept.11 terrorist attack], and confronting the various emotional reactions of victims and their families to the horror. That is something that I will never forget.
“The other interesting aspect of the fund that I find so conspicuously absent today is the degree of nationwide support for the program. There were no red states, blue states, Republicans, Democrats, liberals, conservatives, Tea Party, progressives — this was an apolitical response by the American people as a whole to the tragedy.”
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