January 2011 Issue
Has Kenneth Feinberg become such a brand unto himself—at once unique and ubiquitous as the nation’s problem solver—that a truck running over him would end forever the Feinberg Way for mass-dispute resolution? Is he sui generis? Answers vary. Feinberg’s own suffices for the moment. He seems surprised when asked, which is saying a lot given how much press he gets. Feinberg stops fidgeting for brief seconds, suddenly still in a beige leather lounge chair at one end of his long, narrow office in the Willard Office Building, barely more than a block from the White House. A broad smile quickly curls up. “That’s an interesting question,” he says. “No one seems to be doing what I’m doing.”
Good financial management is necessary to the success of small-business owners, and lawyers who start their own firms are no exception.
For many, the allure is not so much the films themselves but the chance to hear—and discuss—the movies and related topics with noted artists, lawyers, intellectuals and others connected to each film.
The real world, for a growing number of exonerated people, is not always kind.