Jeffrey L Kestler
Mr. Kestler joined the Office of the General Counsel in January 2008 after serving as a Law Vice President at Alcatel-Lucent Inc., where he was responsible for providing legal advice to all of the company’s business units and corporate operations. Previously, he served as lead counsel for a number of corporate divisions, including Bell Laboratories, Computer Systems, Microelectronics, and Wireless Networks. Prior to joining Lucent (then AT&T), Mr. Kestler was a partner in a Washington, D.C. law firm and a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps. He was also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught Trial Advocacy.
Mr. Kestler received his undergraduate degree at Columbia College, graduating cum laude in 1968 with a B.A. in Public Law and Government. He was a member of Columbia’s NCAA Championship Fencing Team and a First Team All-American. He received his J.D. cum laude from the New York University School of Law in 1971, where he was a Root-Tilden Scholar and an editor of the NYU Law Review. He also attended the London School of Economics and Political Science (1966-67) and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School (1998). He is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C.