Leonard (“Len”) Kennedy joined Neustar in May 2013 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. He oversees Neustar’s legal and external affairs efforts, including public policy and government relations. He has more than 30 years of experience advising corporate clients and federal agencies on business, telecommunications and media law, regulatory strategy and policy, and investment matters affecting wireless, wired, Internet communications and consumer financial services.

Len came to Neustar from the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where he served as Associate Director and General Counsel and as Senior Advisor to the Director.  Prior to serving in the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Nextel Communications. He oversaw the legal and regulatory completion of Nextel’s merger with Sprint, becoming General Counsel, Corporate Strategy and Chief Government Affairs Officer of the combined Sprint Nextel.

He was previously a partner at the law firm Dow, Lohnes & Albertson PLLC, and he served at the Federal Communications Commission for 10 years. He was a winner of the Corporate Board’s America’s Top General Counsel Award in 2008, and has served on non-profit Boards and written on major developments in the law.

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