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Senior Staff Attorney, Farm Animal Law

Humane Society of the United States

Humane Society of the United States

United States

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal






Middle or junior management

Mgmt responsibilities: 


Date posted:



About the Role

In this position you will lead ongoing and develop new legal interventions for an assigned practice group of the APL department to achieve organizational strategic plan metrics and defend strategic plan victories. Provides legal and strategic analysis and advises staff, departments, and external stakeholders on campaigns, legislation, specialized areas of law, and the most effective tactics to achieve strategic plan metrics.

You will be responsible for:

• Leading ongoing and developing new litigation and other legal intervention projects for an assigned practice group of the Animal Protection Law department in federal courts, state courts, and administrative agencies to achieve and defend strategic plan metrics;
• Leading ongoing and developing new requests for investigation, demands for documents, and petitions for enforcement necessary to achieve strategic plan metrics;
• Leading the drafting and filing of rulemaking petitions to initiate the regulatory process or amend regulations necessary to achieve strategic plan metrics;
• Providing advice to staff and other departments on legal and policy strategy and campaign tactics, conducting additional research as needed. Engaging in cross-departmental planning projects to coordinate related efforts;
• Assisting with the operations of the department including development and maintenance of policies, records, and procedures;
• Supervising and mentoring law student clerks and fellows in assigned practice group. Assigning and managing legal research projects for law student clerks;
• Representing the department and organization at various forums, including in court and in relations with government agencies, counsel, and the public. Advising external stakeholders as needed;
• Performs other duties or responsibilities, as assigned.

About the Organisation

The humane society we envision for animals will also be a better world for people, and it’s only through human efforts that we’ll get where we want to go. Because our advocacy is driven by people, we’re strongest when our people are empowered and valued. A work environment that fosters inclusion and collaboration energizes our teams, drives better thinking and makes our impact for animals more sustainable. Working with communities and stakeholders around the world, we integrate a wide range of cultural perspectives in our approach to create a humane and sustainable world for all animals. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in every aspect of our work and at all levels of our organization. We recognize and respect the full spectrum of human qualities, so that the unique talents of all employees are dignified with equitable access to opportunities and an ability to contribute to our mission.

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