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Special Master Oversees BP Compensation Fund

Posted By Regan Zambri & Long || 21-Jun-2010

Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding partner

The Washington Post (6/19, Rucker) reports, "It is not easy to divvy up $20 billion. Perhaps no one in America knows this better than Kenneth R. Feinberg. The nation’s ‘special master’ in charge of disbursing massive relief funds has overseen the paying out of billions of dollars for families of those who died in the Sept. 11 attacks." Feinberg "flew to Mississippi and Louisiana on Friday to get started. He began by surveying the mess and meeting with governors. On Monday, he is scheduled to go to Houston to talk to BP executives."

Overseeing such a fund is tricky and difficult business, but Feinberg has the experience to do it right.  I had the great pleasure of representing a family who lost a loved one in the September 11, 2001 attack on the Twin Towers.  As part of my voluntary (we call it "pro bono" in the legal industry) representation, I worked to obtain for the family an award through the September 11 Fund that Feinberg managed.  The process was fair and expeditious.  I hope the same holds true for the many Americans who have been devastated by the BP oil spill.

 

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Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan Washington, D.C.  He has been rated by Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top 1%" of all lawyers in the Washington metropolitan area.  The magazine also describes him as "one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers" who specializes in personal injury matters, including premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and automobile accident claims.  Mr. Zambri has also been named a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2010)–a national publication that honors the top lawyers in America.  

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