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Financial Expert Will Advise on NFL Settlement

The federal judge overseeing the NFL concussion litigation has appointed a special master to help assess “the expected financial complexity of the proposed settlement.”

The financial expert is Perry Golkin, co-founder of Public Pension Capital Management in New York.

Both sides, the N.F.L. and more than 6,000 players who sued the league for negligence and fraud, welcomed Golkin’s appointment, hoping it means there will be “prompt preliminary approval of the settlement agreement.”

Golkin, a longtime Kohlberg, Kravis, Roberts & Co. executive with business and law degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, is expected to provide “formal or informal recommendations” to the court.

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