‘Pay Czar’ Feinberg to Speak at Mason

Posted: December 11, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: December 10, 2009 at 1:50 pm

Kenneth Feinberg. Photo by Samuel Wantman

Kenneth Feinberg. Photo by Samuel Wantman

As special master for executive compensation in the Department of the Treasury, Kenneth Feinberg is sometimes called “the pay czar.” He will visit Mason on Thursday, Dec. 17, to discuss his decisions and methodology regarding executive compensation in a talk titled “Executive Compensation: Promises and Pitfalls.”

The talk, which is free and open to the public, begins at 1 p.m. in Research I, Room 163, on the Fairfax Campus.

Feinberg is an attorney specializing in mediation and alternative dispute resolution. He was appointed special master of the U.S. government’s September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. Currently, as the special master for TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) Executive Compensation, he oversees the compensation of top executives at companies that have received federal bailout assistance.

For more information and to register to attend the talk, see the School of Management web site.

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