Keynote Speakers

Dr. Sheri Speede

Founder of In Defense of Animals - Africa & Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Center

Katrina Sharman

ALDF Founder & General Counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund


Laura Allen

Founder and Executive Director, Animal Law Coalition

Alberto Arguello

Senior Legal Advisor, La Fundacion AMARTE

Madeline Bernstein

President, spcaLA

Carla Boreham

Legislative Affairs Manager, World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)

Mark Cushing

Chair, Government Relations and Public Policy Group, Tonkon Torp, LLP

Libby Davis

Associate Dean, Career Services & Alumni Relations, Lewis & Clark Law School

Carter Dillard

Director of Litigation, Animal Legal Defense Fund

William Eubanks

Associate, Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal

Pamela Frasch

Assistant Dean of the Animal Law Program & Executive Director of the Center for Animal Law Studies

Dr. Gail Golab

Director of the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Animal Welfare Division

Dr. Robert Goodland

Tropical Ecologist, Author & Consultant

Lee Hall

Vice President of Legal Affairs, Friends of Animals

Scott Heiser

Director of the Animal Legal Defense Fund’s Criminal Justice Program

Michael Hemker

Deputy District Attorney, Shasta County District Attorney’s Office

Kathy Hessler

Professor & Clinic Director, Center for Animal Law Studies, Lewis & Clark Law School

Cara Hunt

Articled Student, The Law Centre Community Legal Aid Clinic

Steve Johansen

Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Matthew Liebman

Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Dianne McGill

Executive Director and CEO, Banfield Charitable Trust

Russ Mead

General Counsel, Farm Sanctuary

Bruce Myers

Senior Attorney, Environmental Law Institute

Nicole Pallotta

Student Liaison, Animal Law Program, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Nancy Perry

Vice President of Government Affairs, The Humane Society of the United States

Daniel Rohlf

Professor of Law and Clinical Director, Pacific Environmental Advocacy Center (PEAC), Lewis & Clark Law School

Bob Sallinger

Conservation Director, Audubon Society of Portland

Paul Shapiro

Senior Director, Factory Farming Campaign, The Humane Society of the United States

Daniel Simberloff

Nancy Gore Hunger Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Tennessee

Joyce Tischler

Founder, General Counsel, Animal Legal Defense Fund