Greenlight Networks Appoints Former M&T Bank Senior Leader as General Counsel

Kevin J. Espinosa selected to lead legal and regulatory affairs at Greenlight

BUFFALO, NY (September 19, 2023) – Greenlight Networks, the leading provider of high-speed fiber Internet services in New York State, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin J. Espinosa as General Counsel. Espinosa, a seasoned legal professional, assumed his new role in the company’s Buffalo office.


Espinosa brings a wealth of expertise to Greenlight, having spent the last ten years in various counsel roles at M&T Bank, most recently serving as the Senior Associate General Counsel for Commercial Specialty Lending and Products. In this capacity, he managed the successful negotiation of billions of dollars in securities transfers to M&T’s strategic partners, managed due diligence efforts relating to recent acquisitions and divestitures, led efforts to respond to regulatory changes and prepare regulatory applications, and served as comprehensive counsel to various business lines.


“We are thrilled to welcome Kevin to the Greenlight team. His extensive experience in the legal field, particularly within the financial and regulatory sectors, aligns perfectly with our vision for Greenlight Networks,” said Mark Murphy, CEO of Greenlight Networks. “Kevin’s exceptional skills will be instrumental as we continue to navigate the dynamic broadband industry and further grow our network in new markets.”


Espinosa joins as a member of the company’s executive team serving out of its Buffalo office. In his role as Greenlight’s General Counsel, he will provide critical legal and regulatory counsel, as well as strategic advice on a variety of broadband industry issues. Additionally, Espinosa will lead initiatives aimed at mitigating and managing risk, overseeing contracts with strategic partners to uphold Greenlight Networks’ commitment to being a best-in-class internet service provider.


“I’m pleased to be joining Greenlight as General Counsel. Buffalo is my home – it’s where I grew up, went to college and law school, and where my wife and I chose to raise our family. It feels great to join a company that is investing in this vibrant city,” said Espinosa. “I’m looking forward to being a part of Greenlight’s growing presence both here in Buffalo and beyond.”


Prior to joining M&T Bank, Espinosa was an associate at Buffalo-based law firm Hodgson Russ LLP and served as an adjunct faculty member at the UB School of Law. Espinosa is admitted to practice in New York and the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Western Districts of NY.


In addition to his distinguished legal career, Espinosa is an active member of the community, serving as a mentor for students at UB School of Law and the Discover Law Program. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Upstate New York Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.


About Greenlight Networks
Greenlight Networks is an ultra-high-speed, broadband service provider, offering residential and small business customers Internet speeds up to 5 Gigabits per second. Greenlight Networks was founded in 2011 and builds, owns, and operates a fiber-optic network that provides extremely high-speed Internet connections. The company’s high-speed fiber Internet network is currently available to more than 150,000 homes in 24 municipalities in the Rochester, Buffalo, Binghamton, and Albany areas. For more information, visit or find it on, and @GreenlightFiber on Twitter.