Caitlin Hawks is Deputy General Counsel for Litigation for the PETA Foundation, where she oversees all offensive and defensive litigation. Most recently, her victories include partial summary judgment and a resulting permanent injunction under the Endangered Species Act (“ESA”) barring Wildlife in Need and Wildlife in Deed, Inc. and its owners from declawing big cats, allowing big-cat cubs to interact with the public, and separating mother cats and their infants. Her team also recently secured a victory at trial resulting in a finding that Tri-State Zoological Park in Maryland violated the ESA by failing to provide protected animals with adequate veterinary care, sanitation, companionship, and environmental enrichment. Before joining the PETA Foundation, Hawks practiced complex commercial and intellectual property litigation with Savitt Bruce & Willey LLP in Seattle and Milbank LLP in Los Angeles. She received her law degree from the UCLA School of Law.
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