Len Kennedy

Senior Consultant, Telecommunications, Information, and Financial Services, Neustar, Inc.

Len Kennedy is a highly regarded and award-winning corporate executive and former government official. Mr. Kennedy has served as general counsel to two Fortune 500 companies and has advised other Fortune 500 corporations, boards and senior management on business, telecommunications and media law. He has successfully advocated business and regulatory policies to federal agencies and the Congress that fostered the development of the cellular and internet communications markets and services. In his Fortune 500 roles, as the first general counsel of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and as general counsel of Neustar, Inc., he witnessed and addressed data security, privacy, cyber incident and web protection concerns. Having participated in the deregulation of telecommunications and the rise of the internet, he believes the full emergence of a digital networked economy, or Fourth Industrial Revolution, is at hand and requires searching inquiry and thoughtful implementation of practices and policies to ensure the values of civil society, personal privacy and economic security.

He has given numerous speeches and published articles on important topics in the field and held leadership positions in the Appleseed Foundation, Cornell Law School Advisory Council, the National Park Trust Board of Trustees and the Board of Trustees of the Sidwell Friends School and Grace Episcopal Day School.