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The 2017 Pension Political Power 25: Kenneth Feinberg

< 25 Top Pension Power Players18. Kenneth FeinbergChairman, Founder and managingpartner, Feinberg Rozen

It takes a brave man to tell the Teamsters that they need to cut their pension benefits — and an even braver one to tell them that the cuts they have made are not enough. Kenneth Feinberg is that man. Known for his skills as a federal mediator — he oversaw the compensation funds for victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the Deepwater Horizon spill, among others — Feinberg was chosen by the Obama administration to oversee the restructuring of insolvent multiemployer retirement funds. The post was created under the 2014 Kline–Miller Multiemployer Pension Reform Act — a recognition of the stiff hurdles the nation’s private sector union pension plans were facing. Last year Feinberg, 71, rejected the first restructuring proposal submitted by the Central States Pension Fund, leaving its more than 400,000 Teamsters uncertain about their retirement future. In February he approved the restructuring plan of the Iron Workers Local 17 pension fund. — Frances Denmark


 The 2017 Pension Political Power 25Click below to view profiles
1. Andy PuzderSecretary of Labor2. Bruce RaunerGovernor of Illinois3. Betsy DeVosSecretary of Education4. Laura & John ArnoldFounders,
Laura and John Arnold Foundation5. Steven MnuchinSecretary of the Treasury
6. Wilbur RossSecretary of Commerce7. Tani Cantil-SakauyeCalifornia Chief Justice8. Paul RyanSpeaker of the House9. Anthony ScaramucciFounder, SkyBridge Capital10. Kevin de LeónCalifornia State Senator and President Pro Tempore
11. Mike EnziChairman, Senate Subcommittee on Primary Health and Retirement Security12. Steve SweeneyPresident,
New Jersey State Senate13. Jerry BrownGovernor of California14. Corey LewandowskiCo-founder, Avenue Strategies15. Paul SingerPresident,
Elliott Management Corp.
16. Randel JohnsonSenior Vice President, Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce17. Joe ManchinU.S. Senator18. Kenneth FeinbergFounder and managingpartner, Feinberg Rozen19. Scott WalkerGovernor of Wisconsin20. Richard TrumkaPresident, AFL-CIO
21. Mike RawlingsMayor of Dallas22. Elizabeth WarrenU.S. Senator23. Kent MasonPartner,
Davis & Harman24. Bernie SandersU.S. Senator25. Randi WeingartenPresident, American Federation of Teachers