Licensed in DC
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 United States Court of Appeals.
He then became a litigation associate at the Washington D.C. law firm of Patton Boggs, LLP, where he specialized in constitutional, tort, commercial, and appellate litigation. He became a partner in record time, and continued his practice in litigation and legislative affairs, with a specialty in federal appellate litigation. His substantive range of experience included adoption, antitrust, arbitration, bankruptcy, business & communications torts, cable television, constitutional law (including First Amendment, Supremacy Clause, Eleventh Amendment, Commerce Clause, Due Process, Equal Protection, and Takings), contracts, copyright and trademark, deceptive trade practices and unfair competition, employment discrimination, ERISA, insurance law, Indian law, malpractice, regulatory authority, RICO, securities regulation, trust and fiduciary law.
In 2003, Kendrick accepted a position as General Counsel for United States Senator Peter Fitzgerald, where he served 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, which garnered strong bipartisan support, raised public awareness of the need for mutual fund industry reform, and influenced the Securities and Exchange Commission to implement most of the provisions of the bill through agency rulemaking. Kendrick also served as the Senator’s chief counsel on all matters pertaining to the Senate Judiciary Committee (tort reform, gun control, immigration, federal courts, judicial appointments, antitrust law, constitutional law, victims’ rights), and served as the Senator's chief counsel on subcommittee issues (United States Senate Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Financial Management, the Budget and International Security) such as federal whistleblower legislation, federal prison industries legislation, and insurance brokerage.
In 2005, Kendrick 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 additional cinemas in 50 countries worldwide. He directed the trade association's legal, legislative, regulatory and strategic activities at the federal, state and local level. He developed industry policy and authored position papers on key industry issues, including media violence, admission taxes, movie ratings, the minimum wage, small business health care, credit card interchange fees, patron behavior, and release windows. He also served as a key industry spokesman at numerous industry events, and in mainstream broadcast and print media, and he authored a monthly BoxOffice magazine column addressing legal and political issues.
Since 2009, Kendrick has been a specialized business, legal and messaging consultant for small businesses and non-profit organizations. Since January 2015, he has taught Business Law at Eastfield College in Dallas, Texas. He is currently engaged in an insurance coverage practice with Talcott Franklin P.C.
Kendrick has traveled and lived abroad extensively, including Kenya, Uganda, Israel, Egypt, Turkey, India, South Korea, Mexico, Guatemala, Greece, England, Scotland, France, Italy, Austria, Germany, Holland, and Belgium.