Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy Jr., a son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass., 1962-2009) and nephew of President John F. Kennedy and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy (D-NY, 1965-68), has joined the health care practice of law firm Esptein Becker Green. Kennedy is scheduled to moderate a panel discussion at ACG New York’s Sixth Annual Healthcare Conference on Feb. 12 at the Metropolitan Club.
Kennedy will join Epstein Becker’s firm’s health care and life sciences practice in Stamford, Conn., where he will counsel clients on legal and reimbursement policy issues and changes facing hospitals, post-acute providers, government and commercial insurance entities and life sciences companies.
“I am looking forward to working with Epstein Becker Green to promote health care innovation and to catalyze the changes that our health care system requires,” says Kennedy.
"Our health care clients are trying to better understand and predict how they will be impacted by the industry's transformation," says Mark Lutes, chair of Epstein Becker’s board of directors.
Previously, Kennedy co-founded and served as president of the Marwood Group, a health care-focused strategic advisory and financial services firm. Before that, Kennedy worked as a lawyer atn New Haven, Conn. law firm Wiggin & Dana LLP, and as the director of legal and regulatory affairs at the Connecticut Hospital Association.
Kennedy has had a long relationship with the U.S. health care system. In 1973, when Kennedy was twelve, he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in his right leg and underwent surgery to remove the leg.
"Ted is uniquely positioned to provide advice to healthcare companies because of his legal background, business advisory skills, deep industry expertise, and knowledge of payment policies,” Lutes says.
Epstein Becker, headquartered in Washington, D.C. and founded in 1973, provides legal advice on health care, life sciences, labor, employment, litigation, corporate services and employee benefits.