Joseph C. Cavender

Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Level 3 Communications
Level 3 Communications, LLC

Joe Cavender is vice president and assistant general counsel for Federal Affairs at Level 3 Communications, LLC, where he leads the U.S. federal public policy team. Before joining Level 3 in March 2013, he worked at the FCC, primarily in the Wireline Competition Bureau’s Telecommunications Access Policy Division.  Prior to his government service, Cavender was an associate at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP in Washington, D.C.  Cavender earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago. Following law school, he clerked for the Hon. James B. Loken on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.