Ted Kennedy, Jr.
Ted Kennedy, Jr., is a member of the firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice at Epstein Becker Green.
As a leading healthcare regulatory attorney for over 20 years, Ted counsels healthcare 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, Ted was co-founder and president of the Marwood Group, a healthcare-focused strategic advisory and financial services firm. Under Ted's leadership, the Marwood Group advised hundreds of the nation's foremost healthcare companies, institutional investors, and trade associations. He previously practiced law at a New Haven, Connecticut, law firm and was the director of legal and regulatory affairs at the Connecticut Hospital Association.
Ted has also served on the corporate boards of many of the country’s most innovative healthcare organizations, including Press Ganey Associates, Genoa Healthcare, MedPower, Fox Rehabilitation, and Arvinas.
A pediatric bone cancer survivor and amputee, Ted has been an active leader in the movement to expand opportunities for persons with disabilities. In June 2017, he was 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 nation’s 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.
From 2015 to 2019, Ted served as a state senator in the Connecticut General Assembly. During his four-year tenure as a legislator—including appointments as senate chair of the Environment Committee, vice chair of the Public Health Committee, and deputy majority leader for the Democratic Caucus—he authored and led successful passage of over 70 new laws expanding environmental protection, disability rights, home and community-based care, value-based purchasing, provider network reforms and price transparency, mental health parity implementation, and access to treatment for individuals with substance use disorders.
Ted lectures worldwide on healthcare policy and disability law, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His writings have appeared in The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, Newsweek, The Boston Globe, Hartford Courant, and numerous other publications.