Kimberly Ockene is the managing attorney for companion animal issues at the Humane Society of the United States.  Ms. Ockene’s practice focuses on companion animals, with a large aspect of her work relating to puppy mills. She has wide-ranging experience litigating cases under the Administrative Procedure Act, the Animal Welfare Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, the Freedom of Information Act, and numerous other federal statutes. Ms. Ockene also has filed rulemaking petitions to federal agencies which seek regulations that are more protective of animals, and has litigated numerous consumer protection cases at the state level. Prior to working at HSUS, Ms. Ockene was at the public interest law firm Meyer & Glitzenstein, where she litigated cases on behalf of animals under the Endangered Species Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, and other environmental laws. Ms. Ockene is a graduate of the Boston University School of Law.