Wednesday, March 20, 2013
6:00 PM Reception / 7:00 PM Dinner
4 East 60th Street, New York, NY
Cost: $100 per person/$50 young alumni (classes 2002-2012) or public service.
Please register ON-LINE or by contacting the Cornell Law School Alumni Affairs Office at 607.255.5251 by Wednesday, March 13th.
See Who's Coming
Sheila L. Birnbaum partner, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Kenneth R. Feinberg founder and managing partner, Feinberg Rozen, LLP
“Unconventional Responses to Unique Catastrophes: Tailoring the Law to meet the Challenges”
Join our esteemed speakers as they talk about the unique public policy compensation programs like the 9/11 victim compensation fund and the BP Oil Spill Fund, and how policymakers design programs aimed at compensating innocent victims without the necessity of going to court.
Sheila L. Birnbaum
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Sheila L. Birnbaum, head of Skadden Arps' Complex Mass Tort and Insurance Group nationwide, has been national counsel or lead defense counsel for numerous Fortune 500 companies in some of the largest and most complicated tort cases in the country. She was chosen as the leading products liability lawyer in the world by The International Who's Who of Product Liability, one of the 10 most admired product liability attorneys in 2010 by Law 360 and one of the 25 most influential women in New York by Crain's New York Business. She was court appointed mediator in a dispute involving families of 9/11 victims, mediating a $500 million settlement for 92 families of victims of the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. In 2011, Attorney General Eric Holder appointed Ms. Birnbaum to serve as Special Master of the reactivated September 11th Victims Compensation Fund program. She will oversee the administration of the $2.7 billion fund created under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act.
Kenneth R. Feinberg
Founder and Managing Partner
Feinberg Rozen, LLP
Kenneth R. Feinberg has been key to resolving many of our nation's most challenging and widely known disputes. He is best known for serving as the 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. Mr. Feinberg shared his extraordinary experience in his book What Is Life Worth?, published in 2005 by Public Affairs Press. Just a few years later, Mr. Feinberg became Fund Administrator for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund following the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech. Mr. Feinberg also has served as Special Master in Agent Orange, asbestos personal injury, wrongful death claims, Dalkon shield, and DES (pregnancy medication) cases.