Skadden Atty Named Special Master Of 9/11 Fund

Law360, New York (May 18, 2011, 4:41 PM EDT) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced Wednesday that he had appointed a Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP practice head with extensive experience resolving complex litigation to serve as special master of the reactivated September 11th Victim Compensation Fund program.

Sheila L. Birnbaum, the chair of Skadden's mass torts litigation group and a lifelong New Yorker, will oversee the administration of the fund created under the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. The law provides $4.3 billion to cover the cost of medical care...
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