2019 Speakers

Kenneth Edwards

Associate General Counsel, Regulatory Affairs


Ken leads the regulatory and legislative affairs functions at Upstart Network, Inc.  He brings to the role significant experience in consumer financial services and fair lending compliance.

Prior to joining Upstart in 2019, Ken practiced law in the fair lending compliance group of a Washington, D.C. boutique law firm, where he advised financial institutions on best practices to ensure that similarly situated borrowers were treated similarly throughout the crediting process.

Before that, Ken worked as Vice President of Federal Affairs, at the Center for Responsible Lending.  In that role, he provided policy expertise to congressional offices on issues concerning residential mortgage finance, credit and prepaid debit cards, indirect auto lending, and payday lending.  Ken also testified before federal legislative and regulatory bodies on access to credit issues.

Ken’s background includes experience as a commercial litigator for two international law firms and work as a prosecutor.  He is a former law clerk for U.S. District Judge Jerry L. Buchmeyer, in Dallas, Texas.

Ken received his B.A., in government, from the University of Texas at Austin, M.P.P. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, at Princeton University, and J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.

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