Watch video of Ken Feinberg, better known as President Obama’s executive pay czar, delivering the keynote speech at a Feb. 26, 2010, executive pay conference at the Vanderbilt Law School.
Feinberg‘s official title is special master for executive pay for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Before his appointment to oversee the controversial program, Feinberg served the federal government as special master for the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund, which distributed nearly $7 billion to more than 5,000 victims and families of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
A partner in Feinberg Rosen, a New York firm he founded in 1993, he has helped resolve a number of high-profile cases. A graduate of NYU law school, he served as the late Sen. Edward Kennedy’s chief of staff in the 1970s. He was honored by National Law Journal as “Lawyer of the Year” in 2004.
The executive compensation conference is co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt Law Review and the Vanderbilt Law School’s Law and Business program.
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