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- Kenneth R. Feinberg, Esq. to Deliver Curry College Commencement Address
Kenneth R. Feinberg, Esq. to Deliver Curry College Commencement Address
April 18, 2013
Milton, MA --
Curry College President Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr. is pleased to announce that Kenneth R. Feinberg will receive an Honorary Degree and serve as Commencement speaker at Curry's Commencement ceremony in Milton, Massachusetts on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Curry College will award Mr. Feinberg a Doctor of Laws degree.
Kenneth R. Feinberg, Esq. has been named administrator of The One Fund Boston - a city- and state-sponsored charitable effort to raise money for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing attack. He is the Chairman of the Board of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, a founder and managing partner of the law firm of Feinberg Rozen, LLP, and an author.
Mr. Feinberg has been key to resolving many of our nation's most challenging and widely known disputes. Known and respected worldwide for his public service, citizenship, and leadership roles, he is the author of What is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11 and Who Gets What: Fair Compensation After Tragedy and Financial Upheaval.
Mr. Feinberg's career has been widely chronicled by national media including CBS' 60 Minutes, ABC, NBC and Fox News, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and The Huffington Post. His service includes the following:
- 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
- Fund Administrator for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund established by the Virginia Tech Foundation to compensate victims following the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech
- Special Master for Executive Compensation of TARP-assisted institutions (the Obama Administration's "Pay Czar")
- Administrator of the BP Oil Spill Fund to compensate victims of the Gulf Oil Spill
- Administrator of the Victim Aid Fund for victims of the Aurora, Colorado movie theatre shooting
- Administrator of the settlement of victim abuse compensation at Penn State University
- Special Master in Agent Orange, asbestos personal injury, wrongful death claims, Dalkon shield, and DES (pregnancy medication) cases
- Administrator of an ADR settlement Program involving Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, Zurich N.A. Insurance Company and Hurricane Katrina and other Gulf hurricane claimants
- Distribution Agent for AIG Fair Fund claimants, and the Fund Administrator for a variety of claimant funds totaling more than $1 billion
- Arbitrator who helped to determine the fair market value of the original Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination, and legal fees in Holocaust slave labor litigation
In 2004, Mr. Feinberg was named "Lawyer of the Year" by the National Law Journal (2004), and has been named repeatedly as one of "The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America" by the National Law Journal.
Mr. 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. A native of Brockton, MA, Mr. Feinberg is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts and New York University School of Law.
Founded in 1879, Curry College is a private, four-year, liberal arts institution located on 135 acres in Milton, MA. Curry extends its educational programs to a continuing education branch campus in Plymouth. Curry offers 20 undergraduate degrees as well as graduate degrees in business, education, criminal justice and nursing, with a combined enrollment of approximately 4,150 students. The student body consists of approximately 2,000 traditional undergraduate students, 1,650 continuing education and 500 graduate students. Curry College students come from 31 states and 7 countries. Over 1,400 of its students reside on the Curry campus. The largest majors are Business Management, Communication, Nursing, Criminal Justice and Education. The College offers a wide array of extra-curricular activities ranging from 14 NCAA division III athletic teams to an outstanding theatre program.