Katherine Meyer, Attorney, Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal

Katherine Meyer is a founding partner of Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal. She specializes in administrative, environmental, wildlife, animal, public health, and Freedom of Information Act law, and has represented many national and grass roots environmental, animal welfare, consumer protection, and public health organizations, as well as authors, journalists, and historians. Meyer is known for finding innovative ways to advance her clients’ interests. Examples include bringing an emergency case to stop the burning of endangered sea turtles in the Gulf of Mexico due to the oil containment strategies used after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill; establishing standing for individuals challenging the treatment of captive wildlife; and establishing standards that apply to an agency’s search for records under FOIA. Meyer has taught Civil Litigation and Public Interest Advocacy at The Georgetown University Law Center, and was appointed by the U.S Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to serve on its Advisory Committee on Procedures from 1995 to 2001. She co-founded and serves on the board of directors of The Wildlife Advocacy Project; served for nine years on the board of directors of Defenders of Wildlife, chairing its litigation committee; was a member of the board of directors for The Center for Biological Diversity; and is currently on the board of directors of The Center for Auto Safety. Meyer has testified before Congress on a variety of topics, is a frequent featured speaker at environmental and animal law conferences, and has appeared on national television and radio.