Feinberg served as special master for numerous high-profile matters including the Sept. 11 Victim Compensation Fund of 2001, Agent Orange, asbestos and Dalkon Shield cases. He will discuss his recent book, “Who Gets What: Fair Compensation After Tragedy and Financial Upheaval,” and insights for resolving high-profile disputes through mediation as keynote speaker at the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and Judicial Division Joint Spring Meeting and CLE Forum April 24 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C., from 12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Other highlights of the meeting, which can be found online, include:
What Makes a Case Worthy of Supreme Court Review? (Thursday, April 25, 10 a.m. – Noon)
Panelists will address what lawyers can do in the lower courts to prepare cases for the possibility of Supreme Court review. They will discuss current issues that appear to interest the Supreme Court and provide guidance on how to address those issues in the lower courts. Speakers are:
- Beth S. Brinkman, deputy assistant attorney general, Civil Division
- Paul D. Clement, Bancroft PLLC, Washington, D.C.
- Neal Katyal, Hogan Lovells, Washington, D.C.
- Robert S. Peck, Center for Constitutional Litigation (moderator).
- Sen. Richard Burr, Keynote Speaker (Friday, April 26, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.)
With nearly 400,000 members, the American Bar Association is one of the largest voluntary professional membership organizations in the world. As the national voice of the legal profession, the ABA works to improve the administration of justice, promotes programs that assist lawyers and judges in their work, accredits law schools, provides continuing legal education, and works to build public understanding around the world of the importance of the rule of law.