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Len J. Kennedy

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)
General Counsel
Washington, DC, USA


(Len) J. Kennedy

He most recently served as General Counsel, Corporate Secretary and Chief Government Affairs Officer for Sprint Nextel Corporation, where he managed a legal department of 131 attorneys and advised the board of directors, CEO and senior management on all aspects of the company's business and legal affairs.

During Kennedy's tenure, he successfully oversaw the business and legal integration of a $35 billion merger.

He previously served for five years as General Counsel of Nextel.

In 2008, he was a recipient of Corporate Board Member's America's Top General Counsel Award.

Previously, he advised providers of communications and Internet services on all aspects of communications business and regulatory matters in Washington, D.C. as a partner of Dow Lohnes.

Kennedy twice served as a Senior Legal Advisor at the Federal Communications Commission.

Kennedy has served on the board of many Washington-area non-profit organizations, including as Co-President and Co-Chairman of the Appleseed Foundation, a national, nonpartisan legal organization promoting systemic reform locally.

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