Kenneth R. Feinberg

Kenneth R. Feinberg is one of the Nation’s leading experts in alternative dispute resolution, having served as Special Master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, the Department of Justice Victims of State-Sponsored Terrorism Fund, the Department of the Treasury’s TARP Executive Compensation Program and the Treasury’s Private Multiemployer Pension Reform program.  He was also Special Settlement Master of the Agent Orange Victim Compensation Program.  In 2010, Mr. Feinberg was appointed by the Obama Administration to oversee compensation of victims of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.  Most recently, he has served as Administrator of the New York State Dioceses’ Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Funds, the One Orlando Fund, the GM Ignition Switch Compensation Program, and One Fund Boston Compensation Program arising out of the Boston Marathon bombings.  He is currently the Court-appointed Settlement Master in the Fiat/Chrysler Diesel Emissions class action litigation in San Francisco.  He has been appointed mediator and arbitrator in thousands of complex disputes over the past 35 years.  

Camille S. Biros

Professional Background

Administrative Director/Business Manager
Law Offices of Kenneth R. Feinberg, PC

  • Administration of Claims Programs
  • Firm Financial and Personnel Management   

Director of Claims Administration: Work with Managing Partner in the development, design, implementation and supervision of all programs, policies and procedures for the processing of claims for various compensation programs, including:  the creation of criteria and guidelines for eligibility, evaluation scoring, payment and reporting of submitted claims and claim determinations.  Recent projects include:

GM Ignition Compensation Claims Resolution Facility 2014 – Present
Deputy Administrator: design, development and implementation of a Program for the resolution of claims arising from the recall of certain GM vehicles with an ignition switch defect. 
DuPont Medical Monitoring Program 2013 – Present
Administrator: Design and development of a Medical Monitoring Program for claims arising from the alleged contamination of certain water supplies attributable to releases from DuPont’s Washington Works Plant in Wood County, West Virginia.
Gulf Coast Claims Facility – BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill 2010 – 2012
Deputy Administrator: design, development, implementation and supervision of the process for the review and evaluation of over one million claims submitted as a result of the BP Oil Spill.
September 11th Victim Compensation Fund 2001 – 2004
Deputy Special Master for the administration of this federal program to compensate the victims of September 11.  Assisted in the creation of the program and all systems for the review and processing of victims’ claims for deceased and injured in the attacks of September 11, 2001.
Zyprexa Settlement 2005 – 2008
Administrator:  Major drug company settlement Designed, implemented and supervised the review and payment of awards to eligible claimants.  Liaison for the 15 participating law firms and the 4 special masters. 
Hurricane Katrina Gulf Coast ADR Program 2005 – 2007
Developed systems for an ADR Program to assist the victims of the Hurricanes in the Gulf Region in conjunction with two major insurance carriers.  Supervised staff offices in New Orleans, Louisiana and Biloxi, Mississippi; assisted in the design of interactive 3-step Program designed to expeditiously resolve insurance claims. 
(Designed and supervised similar program for Hurricane Sandy in 2012.)           
Computer Associates 2005 – 2007
Worked with economist to develop a Plan of Allocation for shareholders entitled to receive compensation from a Restitution Fund resulting from a Deferred Prosecution Agreement.  Supervised claims process.   
NYC - NYPD Employment Discrimination Case 2005 – 2006
Design and development of systems and procedures for determining eligibility; developed award matrix and calculations; set up facility in NYC and supervised the processing, review and payment procedures.
State Farm Insurance Co. 1997 – 2000
Developed systems and processes for the review of approximately 270,000 claims; set up D.C. claims office and supervised 25-30 claims evaluators.
Pro Bono Services – Administration of Charitable Funds: Virginia Tech, Sandy Hook Elementary School, Aurora Colorado, One Fund Boston Victim Relief Fund and most recently the Pulse Nightclub shootings in Orlando, Florida. Deputy Administrator: design, implementation and supervision of a claims process for the distribution of charitable donations in excess of $60 million to victims and families injured or killed as a result of the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings

Administrator – Kaye, Scholer, Fierman, Hays & Handler
Washington, D.C. Office
1980 – 1986

  • Opened the Washington, D.C. Office of this national law firm; responsibilities for staffing, financial and administrative operations in conjunction with New York City headquarters.

United States Senate – Office of Senator Edward M. Kennedy
Senate Judiciary Committee
1979 – 1980

  • Staff Assistant to Administrative Assistant to Senator Kennedy.


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