Commencement

Commencement Information

Commencement Speaker   


Kenneth Feinberg
KENNETH R. FEINBERG, Esq.
 

Kenneth R. Feinberg of Feinberg Rozen, LLP 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.

Mr. Feinberg was appointed by the Obama Administration 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 in 2010. He also served as Administrator of the Aurora Victim Relief Fund following the Aurora, Colorado shootings in 2012 as well as Administrator of the Virginia Tech Hokey Spirit Memorial Fund in 2007.

Most recently, Mr. Feinberg served as Administrator of the One Fund Boston Victim Relief Fund, established to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon attacks of April 15, 2013.

Mr. Feinberg received his B.A. cum laude from the University of Massachusetts in 1967 and his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1970, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review. He served as a Law Clerk for Chief Judge Stanley H. Fuld, New York State Court of Appeals from 1970 to 1972; Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York from 1972 to 1975; Special Counsel, United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary from 1975 to 1980; Chief of Staff to Senator Edward M. Kennedy from 1978-1980; Founding Partner of the Washington office of Kaye Scholer in 1980; and Founder of The Feinberg Group, LLP in 1993.

Mr. Feinberg has served as Adjunct Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, 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.