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Kenneth Feinberg's 2012 Lawrence Lecture: "Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes: Tailoring the Law to Meet the Challenges"

Thursday, October 25, 2012 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm
William B. Saxbe Law Auditorium, Drinko Hall, 55 W. 12th Ave.,
Columbus, OH 43210

Kenneth Feinberg

This year's Lawrence Negotiation Lecture features Kenneth R. Feinberg, who will be speaking on "Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes: Tailoring the Law to Meet the Challenges."

Feinberg has been key to resolving many of our nation's most challenging and widely known disputes. Most recently, he has worked on compensation surrounding the Aurora, Colo. shooting. In one of his many high profile roles, he served as the special master of the federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, in which he reached out to all who qualified to file a claim, evaluated applications, determined appropriate compensation, and disseminated awards. Feinberg shared his extraordinary experience in his book What Is Life Worth?, published in 2005. Feinberg also served as special master for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) and as administrator of the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund. He recently published Who Gets What: Fair Compensation after Tragedy and Financial Upheaval.

Feinberg founded Feinberg Rozen, LLP in 1992. He has been involved in resolving thousands of disputes involving a wide range of interests and clients. In the commercial sector, Feinberg designed, implemented and administered an ADR settlement program involving Liberty Mutual Insurance Co., Zurich N.A. Insurance Co., and Hurricane Katrina and other Gulf hurricane claimants. He also has served as distribution agent for AIG Fair Fund claimants and has been the fund administrator for a variety of claimant funds, totaling more than $1 billion. 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 because of his experience and expertise, 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.

In 2004, he was named "Lawyer of the Year" by the National Law Journal and has been named repeatedly as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America" by the National Law Journal.

Register for Mr. Feinberg's lecture.

This year's Lawrence Negotiation Lecture is sponsored by:

  • The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Program on Dispute Resolution through the support of James K. Lawrence ('65)
  • The Ohio State University Center Ethics and Human Values
  • American Bar Association Section Alternative Dispute Resolution