Ted Kennedy, Jr. is a partner at Epstein Becker Green in the healthcare and life sciences practice. As a leading healthcare regulatory attorney, he counsels clients on critical legal and reimbursement policy issues, changes facing hospitals, post-acute providers, government and commercial insurance entities, and life sciences companies.
As a leading healthcare regulatory attorney, Ted counsels 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 co-founded and served as 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 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.
Ted has also been a leader in the movement to expand opportunities for persons with disabilities. Ted 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, Ted 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. Ted also serves as the Deputy Majority Leader for the Democratic Caucus.