Kenneth Feinberg to Present at 2nd Annual Speak Your Peace Luncheon

Attorney Kenneth Feinberg will be presenting on “Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes: Tailoring Mediation to Meet the Challenges” at the Mediation Center’s 2nd annual Speak Your Peace Luncheon.

Feinberg is among the best-known figures in the field of dispute resolution. He has served as Special Master of the U.S. government’s September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and the TARP Executive Compensation initiative.

He has resolved victim compensation disputes for the BP Deepwater Horizon Disaster Victim Compensation Fund, and the One Fund for the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings, among others, and is currently the Fund Administrator responsible for design, implementation and administration of the claims process for the GM Ignition Switch Problem.

Mr. Feinberg has had a distinguished teaching career as Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, University of Pennsylvania Law School, New York University School of Law, the University of Virginia Law School and Columbia Law School. He has also taught as a visiting lecturer at UCLA Law School, Vanderbilt Law School, New York Law School and Duke Law School.

Mr. Feinberg is the former President of the Washington National Opera.

Mr. Feinberg was designated “Lawyer of the Year” by the National Law Journal (December, 2004). He is listed in “Profiles in Power: The 100 Most Influential Lawyers in America” (National Law Journal, May 2, 1988; March 25, 1991; April 4, 1994; June 12, 2000; June 19, 2006). He is the author of numerous articles and essays on mediation, mass torts and other matters and is the author of, What is Life Worth? The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11 (Public Affairs 2005).

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Mediation Center’s mission to create opportunity from conflict in the Buncombe, Henderson/ Polk, and Transylvania Counties of Western North Carolina.Through mediation, conflict resolution, and supervised visitation, the Mediation Center helps people find peace in stressful and difficult times in a safe and neutral environment.

Purchase tickets for the event before April 11th at the early bird rate of $50, or for $60 after the April 11th. Tickets include lunch, tea, coffee, and dessert. All businesses and individuals that purchase tickets for a full table (8 registrations) will be recognized at the event and on the event sponsorship page.

If you have any questions regarding the event, or would like to participate as a sponsor, please contact Whitney Cooper at, or 828-251-6089, ext. 212.