Conversation with Ken Feinberg
The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution debuted an exciting new "Conversation" series on November 14, 2011, at the School of Law as part of their 25th anniversary celebration. "Straus Presents: A Conversation with Ken Feinberg" featured one of the best-known figures in the field of alternative dispute resolution in a ninety-minute interview conducted by Straus Institute academic director and William H. Webster Chair Tom Stipanowich. The interview focused on Feinberg's early involvement as special master mediating the Agent Orange cases and other mass tort claims, his role as special master of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund and his current oversight of the Gulf Oil Spill Fund. "Ken Feinberg was the ideal person with whom to start the series," says Stipanowich. "His presence here at Pepperdine last week was a boon for our students, faculty, alumni, and colleagues in the dispute resolution community." Over 300 students and outside guests were present for the interview and reception that followed. The interview was recorded and will soon be posted on the Straus website. In addition, Feinberg gave lunch addresses to both the faculty and students.