Ralph Henry is the Deputy Director of Animal Protection Litigation at the Humane Society of the United States, where he oversees the organization’s wildlife litigation docket. His caseload includes work to protect threatened and endangered species, marine mammals, animals trapped and farmed for their fur, and captive exotic wildlife. Ralph is an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law where he teaches a course on animal law and policy. Ralph graduated with distinction from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was managing editor of the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review and president of a chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund.  Prior to practicing law, Ralph was trained as a biologist and studied the physiological bases of animal behavior.