KENNETH R. FEINBERG
Mr. Feinberg was designated by the Obama Administration and British Petroleum (BP) to serve as Administrator, Gulf Coast Claims Facility in 2010.
He was appointed by the Secretary of the Treasury in 2009 to serve as the Special Master for TARP Executive Compensation. In this capacity, he was responsible for determining annual compensation packages for senior corporate officials at companies that received the most taxpayer financial assistance.
He was also appointed by the Attorney General of the United States to serve as the Special Master of the Federal September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001. In this capacity, he developed and promulgated the Regulations governing the administration of the Fund and administered all aspects of the program, including evaluating applications, determining appropriate compensation and disseminating awards.
Mr. Feinberg was the Fund Administrator responsible for the design, implementation and administration of the claims process for the Hokie Spirit Memorial Fund following the tragic shootings at Virginia Tech University.
Mr. Feinberg was also retained by Liberty Mutual Insurance Company and Zurich Insurance Company to design, implement and administer an Alternative Dispute Resolution Program for resolving insurance claims arising out of Hurricane Katrina and other hurricanes in the Gulf region.
Mr. Feinberg was appointed as Receiver in New York State Common Retirement Fund v. 711 Third Avenue Associates (New York Supreme Court Index No. 114250/97) to collect and receive all rents and profits of the mortgaged property and to enter into leases and terminate or continue any contracts necessary to protect the mortgaged properties.
Mr. Feinberg was appointed in June of 2007 as the Distribution Agent In Re: United States Securities and Exchange Commission v. American International Group, Inc., responsible for the preparation and implementation of a Plan for the distribution of a Fair Fund of $800 million to eligible claimants. He has also served as Fund Administrator in other prominent settlements including: In Re: United States of America v. Computer Associates International, Inc. (responsible for the design and implementation of a restitution fund of $275 million); In Re: International Air Transportation Surcharge Antitrust Litigation (responsible for the design and administration of a $200 million fund); In Re: Zyprexa Product Liability Litigation (a $700 million settlement fund); In Re: Latino Officers Association City of New York, Inc., et al., v The City of New York, et al.(a $17 million settlement fund).
Mr. Feinberg is an attorney and one of the nation’s leading experts in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He is the managing partner of Feinberg Rozen, LLP. Mr. Feinberg received his B.A. cum laude from the University of Massachusetts in 1967 and his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1970, where he was Articles Editor of the Law Review. He was a Law Clerk for Chief Judge Stanley H. Fuld, New York State Court of Appeals from 1970 to 1972; Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York from 1972 to 1975; Special Counsel, United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary from 1975 to 1980; Administrative Assistant to Senator Edward M. Kennedy from 1977 to 1979; Partner at Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler from 1980 to 1993; and founded The Feinberg Group, LLP in 1993.
Mr. Feinberg has also been a Court-Appointed Special Settlement Master, mediator and arbitrator in thousands of disputes. He was also one of three arbitrators selected to determine the fair market value of the original Zapruder film of the Kennedy assassination and was one of two arbitrators selected to determine the allocation of legal fees in the Holocaust slave labor litigation.
Mr. Feinberg was a member of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Human Radiation Experiments from 1994 to 1998; the Presidential Commission on Catastrophic Nuclear Accidents from 1989 to 1990 and the Carnegie Commission Task Force on Science and Technology in Judicial and Regulatory Decision Making from 1989 to 1993. He is currently a member of the National Judicial Panel, Center for Public Resources, and previously chaired the American Bar Association Special Committee on Mass Torts from 1988 to 1989. He is also a national arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Feinberg is currently Chairman Elect of the Board of the RAND Institute of Civil Justice, is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Human Rights First and is a member of the Board of the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law.
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 currently 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).
In December 2007, Gen (Ret.) John H. Moellering was named Chairman of USAA, a Fortune 200 insurance and diversified financial services company, having served on the USAA board for 12 years. He was previously President and CEO of Lear Siegler Services, Inc of Annapolis, MD for over twelve years. During that time, Lear expanded from a field services company, to a contract services company that provided numerous world-wide maintenance, flight training, systems integration and engineering services including large operations in Europe and the Middle East, quadrupling revenue.
A 1959 graduate of West Point, Moellering also holds a Master of Science degree in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and is a graduate of the Stanford Business School Marketing Management Program for Senior Executives.
Moellering retired from the Army as a three-star general in 1987. He served in combat in Vietnam. His key command assignments included Assistant Division Commander of the 9th Infantry Division, Commandant of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and Commanding General of the U. S. Army Engineer Center.
Key staff assignments included service as a White House Fellow on the White House staff; teaching on the Engineering and History Department faculties at West Point; Executive to the Army Chief of Staff in the Pentagon; and finally, Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Moellering is also an Adjunct Faculty member of the Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Defense Industrial Association, and was a founding member of the School of Business Administration Advisory Board of the Citadel. He is a frequent lecturer on leadership, business ethics and the global war on terrorism. He and his wife have two sons and a daughter.
Commissioner Troy A. Paredes was appointed by President George W. Bush to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and was sworn in on August 1, 2008.
Before joining the SEC, Commissioner Paredes was a tenured professor at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. He also held a courtesy appointment at Washington University’s Olin Business School. Commissioner Paredes primarily taught and researched in the areas of securities regulation and corporate governance.
During his tenure as a professor, Commissioner Paredes made presentations around the country on securities law and corporate governance, and he served as an expert on various legal matters. In addition, Commissioner Paredes has researched and written on numerous topics such as executive compensation; hedge funds; private placements; the allocation of control within firms among directors, officers, and shareholders; the psychology of corporate and regulatory decision making; behavioral finance; alternative methods of regulation and market-based approaches to corporate accountability and securities regulation; comparative corporate governance, including the development of corporate governance and securities law systems in emerging markets; and the law and business of commercializing innovation. Commissioner Paredes’s scholarly work, among other things, has advocated for rigorous cost-benefit analysis when regulating and emphasized the need for accessible and understandable disclosures that investors can use effectively.
As a professor, Commissioner Paredes has authored articles addressing these topics, and he is also a co-author (beginning with the 4th edition) of a multi-volume securities regulation treatise with Louis Loss and Joel Seligman entitled Securities Regulation.
Before joining Washington University’s faculty in 2001, Commissioner Paredes practiced law at prominent national law firms. As a practicing lawyer, Commissioner Paredes worked on a variety of transactions and legal matters involving financings, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate governance.
Commissioner Paredes graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in economics in 1992. He went on to graduate from Yale Law School in 1996.
A native of southern California, Commissioner Paredes now lives with his family in the Washington, D.C. area.
George Roberts a pioneer of the private equity industry, co-founded Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (“KKR”) in 1976. For over thirty years, George Roberts, along with KKR co-founder Henry Kravis, has led the firm in its growth into a leading global alternative asset manager. He participates in all of KKR’s investment activities, and serves on the Private Equity Investment and Portfolio Management Committees.
Prior to co-founding KKR, George Roberts was in the Corporate Finance Department of Bear Stearns & Company from 1969 to 1976. During this time, he became a partner at age 29 and, along with Mr. Kravis and Jerome Kohlberg, pioneered the use of leverage in acquisitions.
After graduating from Culver Military Academy in 1962, George Roberts earned a B.A. from Claremont McKenna College in 1966, and a J.D. from the University of California (Hastings) Law School in 1969. He has been a member of the board of directors of numerous public and private companies, and he currently serves as a director or trustee of several cultural and educational institutions, including the San Francisco Symphony and Claremont McKenna College.
George Roberts is founder and Chairman of the board of directors of REDF, a San Francisco non-profit organization. REDF uses the practices of venture philanthropy to create job opportunities through the support of social enterprises that help people gain the skills to help themselves.
Hon. Myrone T. Steele is chief justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware. Previously, he served as a vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. He has presided over major corporate litigation, LLC and limited partner governance disputes and writes frequently on issues of corporate document interpretation and corporate governance. Steele has published over 300 opinions resolving disputes among members of limited liability companies, and limited partnerships, and between shareholders and management of both publicly traded and close corporations.
His thesis for the LL.M. degree, “Judicial Scrutiny of Fiduciary Duties in Delaware Limited Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies,” focused on the application of common law fiduciary duties within the contractual framework of alternative business organizations. It was published in the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law (32 Del. J. Corp. L. 1 (2007)). The November 2005 issue of The Business Lawyer included an article he co-authored with Sean J. Griffith entitled “On Corporate Law Federalism: Threatening the Thaumatrope” (61 Bus. Law. 1 (2005)). He co-authored an article with J.W. Verret, “Delaware’s Guidance: Ensuring Equity for the Modern Witenagemot,” published in the fall 2007 issue of the Virginia Law & Business Review (2 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 188 (2007)). That article formed the basis for a keynote speech to the Business Section at the 2007 ABA Annual Meeting.
In September 2007, Directorship Magazine ranked Steele as one of the 100 most influential people in corporate governance in the United States. In December 2007, Ethisphere Magazine ranked Chief Justice Steele second in its list of the 100 most influential people in business ethics for 2007. Lawdragon Magazine has consistently placed Steele among its annual Lawdragon 500 “Leading Lawyers in America” and “Top Judges in America.”
Meg Whitman is one of the most highly regarded businesswomen in the United States; she has also been involved in state and national politics, most recently having run for the office of Governor of California. In 2011, Meg Whitman joined Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers as a strategic advisor. From 1998-2008, she served as CEO of eBay, growing the iconic Silicon Valley company from $4 million to $8 billion in revenues. Before eBay, she worked as a high level executive at several other well-known companies including Stride Rite, Hasbro, and the Walt Disney Company. She was inducted into the U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 2008 and more than once was named one of the “Top Five Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine. Ms. Whitman is currently a member of the Boards of Directors of Hewlett-Packard, Procter & Gamble, Teach For America, The Nature Conservancy, Summit Public Schools, SIEPR and Zipcar. She received her BA from Princeton University and her MBA from Harvard Business School.
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