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Dennis M. Kelleher

Dennis M. Kelleher is the Co-Founder, President and CEO of Better Markets.

Mr. Kelleher joined Better Markets after three decades of experience in the public, private, political, charitable and non-profit sectors. He has been profiled in The New York Times (“Facing Down the Bankers”) and on PBS (“Braking the Banks”), among other places. He was also featured in Frontline’s award-winning inside story of the global financial crisis (“Money, Power and Wall Street”) as well as in the German and French public television documentaries on the global collapse.

He has held several senior staff positions in the United States Senate, most recently as the Chief Counsel and Senior Leadership Advisor to the Chairman of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee. Previously, he was a Deputy Staff Director and General Counsel to a Senate Committee as well as a Legislative Director for a senior member of the Senate. Mr. Kelleher was also a litigation partner with the international law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, where he had a U.S. and European practice specializing in the securities and financial markets as well as corporate conduct/misconduct.

Mr. Kelleher also served four years of active duty enlisted service in the Air Force as a crash/rescue firefighter/medic, which preceded his graduation with highest honors from Brandeis University and with honors from Harvard Law School.

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