John M. Jennings
As a member of the firm’s Government Affairs practice, John provides lobbying and government affairs services for a diverse group of businesses, professional associations, and nonprofit entities. He has particular experience representing clients in biotechnology, energy, higher education, and other highly regulated industries. John strategizes with clients regarding the availability of and access to a variety of government funding mechanisms and other programs and counseling clients on lobbying and campaign finance rules and regulations. He is an adjunct instructor in Political Science at Roberts Wesleyan College. He is also active in local politics and volunteers his time at his church and several community organizations. Most recently, he served on the board of directors of Cameron Community Ministries in the City of Rochester. John is a magna cum laude graduate from Roberts Wesleyan College and SUNY Buffalo Law School.
Kayla E. Klos
Kayla is a member of the firm’s Securities and Capital Markets practice group. With more than 25 years of experience, she represents both public and private companies, advising them on compliance with federal and state securities laws, including disclosure and reporting requirements, insider trading issues, and stock exchange requirements. She assists clients with capital raising including the registration of securities offerings, private placements, and venture capital financings. Her work with public companies includes negotiated and hostile takeovers, tender offers, and going-private transactions. In addition, Kayla provides general corporate legal services regarding entity formation, ownership, governance, and business management matters. She is a member of the American Bar Association and was named to the Legal Elite of Western New York Buffalo Business First/Buffalo Law Journal list in 2018. Kayla earned her B.S. from Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and is a cum laude graduate of Albany Law School.
Edward H. (Ted) Townsend
Ted is a member of the firm’s Health Care practice and advises hospitals, health care providers, pharmacies, federally qualified health centers, and other health care facilities and organizations on operational, compliance, and governance matters. His experience includes advising on corporate compliance, HIPAA, fraud and abuse, professional licensure and misconduct issues, the implementation of internal compliance programs, patient-related issues, medical staff issues, and behavioral health matters. He also has significant experience with strategic affiliations, including navigating physician practices and other health care entities through business acquisitions and sales, as well as other collaborative efforts, such as IPA formation and participation. Ted counsels clients on contracting matters, including reviewing and negotiating vendor contracts, managed care agreements, and physician employment agreements for physicians at all stages of their careers. He is a member of the board of directors for Bivona Child Advocacy Center, and is involved with the New York State Bar Association, Business and Health Law Sections, and the American Health Lawyers Association. Ted has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Health Care Law and has been recognized by Super Lawyers on the 2017-2020 Upstate New York Rising Stars list. Ted is a graduate of Trinity College and obtained his law degree, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University College of Law.