The opportunities are rare to hear a first-hand
account from a public servant who has helped oversee the responses to some of
our nation’s greatest tragedies and disasters, including the 9/11 terror
attacks and the BP oil spill two years ago.
In the last
decade, Feinberg has risen to prominence for serving as the lead administrator
of the funds created to support the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks, the
fatal stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair in 2011 and the BP oil spill among
In 2009, the Secretary of the Treasury appointed Feinberg the Special
Master for TARP Executive Compensation, putting him in the position to
determine the annual compensation packages for senior corporate officials at
companies that received the most taxpayer financial assistance in the wake of
the Great Recession that began in 2008.
arguably the nation’s foremost expert on dispute resolution strategy and
related compensation, and his talk at the Ann Katz Festival on October 29 at 5
p.m. will be a rare chance to hear the psychology, calculations and objectivity
that came into play with each of his heart-wrenching assignments to fairly
distribute compensatory funds to victims.