The Massachusetts Bar Foundation proudly announces that Attorney Kenneth Feinberg will deliver the keynote address at its upcoming 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner on October 23, at the Colonnade Hotel in Boston. Brockton native and UMass Amherst graduate Feinberg will also receive the MBF’s Great Friend of Justice Award in recognition of his extraordinary and tireless advocacy and assistance to people in need, including serving in a pro bono capacity as administrator of the One Fund Boston Victim Relief Fund.
“By helping victims of some of the most horrific tragedies and challenging cases obtain compensation without prolonged, costly, and uncertain litigation, Attorney Feinberg has played a key role helping people to navigate the legal system and secure assistance quickly and effectively, said MBF President Robert J. Ambrogi of Rockport. “He is a true role model and humanitarian who has given of his time and remarkable legal talent again and again when his help is needed.”
Founder and managing partner of Feinberg Rozen, LLP, Feinberg is one of the nation’s leading experts in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He has been appointed to administer numerous high-profile compensation programs, including having served as special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund, TARP Executive Compensation, and the Agent Orange Victim Compensation Program. Mr. Feinberg was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as administrator of the Gulf Coast Claims Facility to compensate victims of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. In addition to his work with the One Fund Boston, he has also served in a pro bono capacity as administrator of the Aurora Victim Relief Fund following the Aurora, Colorado shootings in 2012, and the Virginia Tech Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund in 2007. Most recently, he has been appointed Administrator of the GM Ignition Compensation Program.
Founded in 1964, the Massachusetts Bar Foundation is the philanthropic partner of the Massachusetts Bar Association. Through its grant making and charitable activities, the MBF works to increase access to justice for all Massachusetts citizens. In 2014, the MBF IOLTA Grants Program awarded grants totaling approximately $2 million to legal service related programs statewide. For more information or to purchase tickets to the 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner, please visit www.massbarfoundation.org/gala.