Kathy Meyer Headshot

Katherine Meyer was the inaugural director of the Animal Law and Policy Clinic at Harvard Law School from 2019-2023. Prior to that, she was a partner at the public interest law firm Meyer & Glitzenstein (most recently Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks), which the Washingtonian Magazine hailed as “the most effective public interest law firm in Washington, D.C.” She has extensive federal and state court litigation experience in animal and environmental law and is known for devising innovative ways to advance her clients’ interests. She was the lead attorney for the seminal case establishing Article III standing to challenge the conditions of treatment of animals in captivity, Animal Legal Defense Fund v. Glickman, 154 F.3d 426 (D.C. Cir. 1998), and was instrumental in advancing other standing theories that are now widely used in animal law. She also devised the initial strategies used to challenge USDA licensing decisions under the Animal Welfare Act, and for using the Endangered Species Act to protect listed species in captivity.