Fouad Kurdi

Fouad was trained by and often mediates with Professor Eric Green, one of this generation's leading and most highly regarded mediators. Fouad holds a certificate from Harvard Law School's Program on Negotiation after successfully completing an intensive educational course on mediating disputes. 
In addition to his mediation practice, Fouad specializes in the administration of complex mass tort trusts, where he provides operational and strategic guidance. He is highly experienced in establishing and implementing claim evaluation protocols, ensuring complex claims are administered in a cost-efficient and timely manner. Passionate about finding creative solutions to the novel issues that often arise in complex trusts, Fouad collaborates with stakeholders to craft and implement successful strategies. He strives to build meaningful and trusting relationships with all trust stakeholders and claimants. 
Currently, Fouad serves as the Executive Director of the Takata Airbag Tort Compensation Trust Fund and the Takata Airbag Individual Restitution Fund. At the direction of Trustee Eric Green, he oversees all Trust operations, including legal, claims administration, financial reporting, economic forecasting, lien resolution, and investment management. Fouad also serves under the Trustee and Claims Administrator of the Insys Victim’s Restitution Trust (VRT), a trust formed in the first major opiate-related chapter 11 bankruptcy case to compensate tort claimants. Under the leadership of Trustee and Claims Administrator Carmin Reiss, Fouad is working with the VRT Board to confront a wide range of novel legal issues that may establish important precedent for other trusts likely to emerge from the several ongoing opiate-related chapter 11 bankruptcies, as well as assisting with oversight of all trust operations. 
Before joining Resolutions, LLC, Fouad served as a litigation and financial restructuring associate at Brown Rudnick LLP, following a clerkship for the Honorable Mary F. Walrath at the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Fouad has also published several articles on multiple bankruptcy law issues, including bankruptcy trusts. See, e.g., Channeling Injunctions In Hindsight: Lessons Learned from the Takata Airbag Trust, 2022 Ann. Surv. of Bankr. Law 7; A Question of Power: Non-Consensual Third-Party Releases in Chapter 11 Plans, 25 Norton J. Bankr. L. & Prac. 4 Art. 6 (Aug. 2016); Is Lung Disease “Individual” Enough? In re Emoral and Why the Answer is No, Am. Bankr. Ins. Unsecured Trade Creditors Newsletter (Feb. 2015). Fouad graduated cum laude from Georgia State University's College of Law, where he also completed a master’s degree in taxation. 

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