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Is America's Legal System Broken?

Kenneth Feinberg, Partner & Founder, Feinberg Rozen LLP,
Administrator, 9/11 and BP Deepwater Victim Compensation Funds

INTRODUCTION:
Hon. Michael B. Mukasey, 81st Attorney General of the United States

On Tuesday, January 31, 2012 the Manhattan Institute's Center for Legal Policy hosted Kenneth Feinberg to discuss mass injuries and alternative dispute resolution in America. Selected by the National Law Journal as its lawyer of the year in 2004, Mr. Feinberg has been at the center of modern mass-claims resolution dating back to his days as special master handling Agent Orange product liability claims. More recently, Mr. Feinberg has administered the government's two outside-the-courts victims' compensation funds for September 11 and the BP Deepwater spill, as well as serving as the federal government's "pay czar" overseeing executive compensation for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Mr. Feinberg will shed significant light on how administrative claims resolution can complement, and perhaps substitute for, much modern mass litigation.

 

 

Isaac Gorodetski
Project Manager,
Center for Legal Policy at the
Manhattan Institute
igorodetski@manhattan-institute.org

Katherine Lazarski
Press Officer,
Manhattan Institute
klazarski@manhattan-institute.org

Published by the Manhattan Institute

The Manhattan Insitute's Center for Legal Policy.