Adjunct FacultyBusiness and Management programs Eastfield College
After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 1990, Kendrick Macdowell served as a judicial clerk for Judge Thomas Reavley, Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He became a litigation associate and subsequently a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Patton Boggs, LLP, where he specialized in constitutional, tort, commercial and appellate litigation. His range of experience included adoption, antitrust, arbitration, bankruptcy, business and communications torts, cable television, constitutional law, contracts, copyright and trademark, deceptive trade practices and unfair competition, employment discrimination, ERISA, insurance law, malpractice, regulatory authority, RICO, securities regulation, trust and fiduciary law.
He served as general counsel for U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald as the senator's chief counsel in financial markets, led the Senate effort to reform the mutual fund industry after the 2004 scandal, authored the seminal Senate white paper on mutual fund reform and drafted the comprehensive Mutual Fund Reform Act of 2004. Mr. Macdowell also served as the senator's chief counsel on all matters pertaining to the Senate Judiciary Committee and served as his chief counsel on subcommittee issues such as federal whistleblower legislation, federal prison industries legislation and insurance brokerage.
In 2005, Mr. Macdowell accepted a position as vice president, general counsel and director of Government Affairs at the National Association of Theatre Owners, the world's largest cinema trade organization, representing more than 30,000 movie screens in all 50 states and in 50 countries worldwide. He directed the association's legal, legislative, regulatory and strategic activities at the federal, state and local levels.
Since 2009, he has served as a specialized business, legal and messaging consultant for small businesses and nonprofit organizations. He began teaching Business Law at Eastfield in 2015 and works in insurance coverage with the Dallas law firm of Talcott Franklin, PC.
He has traveled extensively and lived abroad, including in Kenya, Uganda, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, India, South Korea, Mexico, Guatemala, Greece, England, Scotland, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Holland and Belgium.