TED KENNEDY, JR., is a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the Stamford, Connecticut, office of Epstein Becker Green.
As a leading health care regulatory attorney, Mr. Kennedy counsels health care clients on the critical legal and reimbursement policy issues and changes facing hospitals, post-acute providers, government and commercial insurance entities, and life sciences companies.
Prior to joining Epstein Becker Green, Mr. Kennedy co-founded and served as President of the Marwood Group, a health care-focused strategic advisory and financial services firm. Under Mr. Kennedy's leadership, the Marwood Group advised hundreds of the nation's foremost health care companies, institutional investors, and trade associations. He previously served as a lawyer at a New Haven, Connecticut, law firm and as the Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs at the Connecticut Hospital Association.
Mr. Kennedy has also been an active leader in the movement to expand opportunities for persons with disabilities. Mr. Kennedy was recently elected Chair of the Board of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), one of the country’s preeminent civil rights and public policy organizations dedicated to social reform and equal rights for people with disabilities. He also advises employers on best practices and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). One of AAPD’s signature programs is the Disability Equality Index (DEI), now the leading corporate benchmarking tool for disability equality and inclusion. The DEI scores and tracks businesses on their disability employment, accommodation policies and socially responsible corporate practices.
In November 2014, Mr. Kennedy was elected as a State Senator in the Connecticut General Assembly. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Environment Committee, the Vice Chair of the Public Health Committee, and Member of the Transportation Committee. The Environment Committee has cognizance of matters relating to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection that include conservation, recreation, pollution control, fisheries and game, state parks and forests, and water resources, and all matters relating to the Department of Agriculture, including farming, aquaculture, and farmland preservation. The Public Health Committee has cognizance of all programs and matters relating to the Department of Public Health, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Department of Developmental Services, the Office of Health Care Access, and all other matters relating to health care delivery, licensing, and scope of practice. Mr. Kennedy also serves as the Deputy Majority Leader for the Democratic Caucus.
- University of Connecticut, School of Law (J.D., 1997)
- Yale University (M.E.S., 1991)
- School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
- Wesleyan University (B.A., 1983)
- District of Columbia
- American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), Chair of the Board
- Connecticut Bar Association, Member of the Executive Committee of the Health Law Section