Kenneth R. Feinberg is one of the Nation’s leading experts in alternative dispute resolution and is currently the Court-appointed Mediator in both the Imerys/Cyprus talc bankruptcy in Delaware, and the Honx asbestos bankruptcy in Texas; he is also the voluntary Mediator in the Georgia Pacific/Bestwall bankruptcy in North Carolina. He was co-Mediator in the successful Owens Illinois/Paddock asbestos bankruptcy proceeding in North Carolina.
Recently he served as the Court-appointed Mediator in both the successful Purdue and Mallinckrodt opioid bankruptcies in the Southern District of New York and Delaware.
Mr. Feinberg previously served as Special Master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the Department of Justice Victims of State-Sponsored Terrorism Fund, the Department of Justice Boeing 737 Max Crash Victim Beneficiaries Compensation Fund, the Department of the Treasury’s TARP Executive Compensation Program and the Treasury’s Private Multiemployer Pension Reform program.
In 2010, Mr. Feinberg was appointed by the Obama Administration to oversee compensation of victims of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion and BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. He also served as Administrator of the New York State Dioceses’ Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Funds, the One Orlando Fund, the GM Ignition Switch Compensation Program, and One Fund Boston Compensation Program arising out of the Boston Marathon bombings. He previously served as the Court-appointed Settlement Master in the Fiat/Chrysler Diesel Emissions class action settlement in San Francisco, and the GM ignition compensation claims resolution facility.
He has been appointed mediator and arbitrator in thousands of complex disputes over the past 40 years.