Obama Taps Timothy Feighery to Continue as DOJ Foreign Claims Panel Chair

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President Barack Obama has nominated Timothy Feigherty to continue serving as chairman of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, the White House announced Thursday.

Feigherty was first confirmed by the Senate in March 2011 after being nominated in November 2010.

This agency, falling within the Justice Department, is responsible for adjudicating claims of U.S. citizens against foreign governments, under specific jurisdiction conferred by Congress, pursuant to international claims settlement agreements, or at the request of the secretary of state.

Before joining the FCSC, he served in the State Department as an attorney adviser in the Office of the Legal Adviser between 2004 and 2011.

He also served as a deputy special master for the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund between 2003 and 2004.

Obama also appointed Robert Cohen Jr. to continue serving as a member of the Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission, where he has sat on the panel since 2008.

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