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Vicki Kennedy to Speak at the Institute of Politics

BOSTON Jan. 30, 2020Victoria Reggie “Vicki” Kennedy, senior counsel in Greenberg Traurig’s Corporate Practice in Boston, will join Cindy McCain in an intimate presentation at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School (IOP) on Friday, Jan. 31.

Kennedy, who serves as board president and co-founder of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, and McCain, who chairs the board of trustees of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, will share their insights on public service and legacy. Former Lt. Gov. of Massachusetts Kerry Healey, president of the Center for Advancing the American Dream at the Milken Institute, will moderate the conversation.

Kennedy has served at the national level in key strategic and political roles on issues ranging from health, education, economic opportunity and involvement in the political process. As a leading voice on the empowerment of women and girls in society, she remains an advocate for expanded medical research and access to health care for all Americans. She played an active role in the passage of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 and stood at President Obama’s side at the signing of the bill into law.

At Greenberg Traurig, Kennedy draws on her experience and understanding of both the public and private sectors to craft creative strategies and solutions to help clients resolve complex business problems. She routinely guides collaborative teams to address all aspects of a client’s business and operations, and advises clients on governmental and regulatory issues, and messaging strategy. Her clients range from startups and large corporations in the private sector to governmental entities and universities in the public sector.

Kennedy also is the co-founder of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, a non-profit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to educating the public about the role of the U.S. Senate in our democracy, encouraging participatory democracy, invigorating civil discourse, and inspiring the next generation of leaders.

Harvard University established IOP in 1966 as a memorial to President John F. Kennedy. The IOP serves to unite and engage students, particularly undergraduates, with academics, politicians, activists, and policymakers on a non-partisan basis to inspire them to consider careers in politics and public service. The IOP strives to promote greater understanding and cooperation between the academic world and the world of politics and public affairs. For additional details, visit the IOP site.

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