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Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network Soirée

Thursday, April 19, 2018
Off-Site Event 2
Leonard Kennedy, AB `74, JD `77
Open To:
Law School Alumni Affairs

You are cordially invited to the 4rd Annual Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network Soirée
“Taking Arms Against a Sea of Troubles”
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”

Leonard Kennedy, AB ’74, JD ‘77

Senior Advisor to CEO Neustar and Entrepreneur
Thursday, April 19, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Cornell Club of New York
6 E. 44th St.
New York, NY
$25 per person

(Includes hors d’oeuvres & exceptional conversation.)
Please register on-line or by calling the Alumni Affairs Office at 607.255.5251 by Wednesday, April 11th.
See Who's Coming
Special thank you to Cornell Black Lawyers Alumni Network for helping organize this event.

Leonard Kennedy, AB ’74, JD ‘77

Mr. Kennedy is Senior Advisor to the CEO of Neustar, a position he assumed upon the close of Neustar’s 2017 go-private transaction. He joined Neustar in May 2013 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He led Neustar’s legal and external affairs efforts, including public policy and government relations. He has more than 35 years of experience advising clients and the federal government on telecommunications and media law, regulatory strategy and policy, and investment matters affecting wireless, wired, and internet services and networks.
Previously, Mr. Kennedy served as the first Associate Director and General Counsel and as Senior Advisor to the Director of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he built the office of general counsel. Prior to joining the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Corporate Strategy and Chief Government Affairs Officer of Sprint. He oversaw the legal and regulatory completion of Nextel’s $35 billion merger with Sprint. He was previously a partner at the law firm Dow, Lohnes & Albertson advising providers of cable, wireless, information and telecommunications services. He also served as senior advisor to two Commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission, among other roles during his tenure at the agency between 1980 and 1991.
He was a winner of the Corporate Board’s, America’s Top General Counsel Award in 2008. He has published law review articles on communications law and consumer financial regulation and spoken widely on these topics. He has held leadership roles at Grace Episcopal Day School, Sidwell Friends School, the Cornell Law School Advisory Council, the Appleseed Foundation and is a member of the board of the National Park Trust and the vestry of St. Columba’s Episcopal Church. He has taught T’ai Chi for over 35 years.