Leslie Rudloff, Esq.
Leslie Rudloff is senior counsel for the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nationwide organization of physicians and laypersons that promotes preventive medicine, especially good nutrition, and addresses controversies in modern medicine, including ethical issues in research.
As senior counsel, Ms. Rudloff assists the director of legal affairs with PCRM’s advocacy litigation, which challenges industry and government when they encourage the consumption of animal products and other unhealthful foods. Ms. Rudloff also assists in PCRM’s efforts to use the legal system to promote vegan diets and alternatives to the use of animals in medical research and education.
Since joining PCRM in early 2010, Ms. Rudloff’s caseload has included multiple lawsuits against national restaurant chains for failing to warn consumers of carcinogens in grilled chicken products; a consumer protection suit against processed meat manufacturers; and litigation against federal agencies for violations of the Administrative Procedure Act.
One of Ms. Rudloff’s significant focus areas is the use of open government laws, at both the state and federal level, to advance PCRM’s work, including PCRM’s recent public records suits in California, Michigan, New York, and South Dakota state courts. Additionally, she drafts federal petitions, handles corporate governance matters for PCRM and its affiliates, and assists in submitting shareholder proposals to corporations who use animals in research.
Ms. Rudloff received a Bachelor of Science in paralegal studies from Mississippi College. She received her law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School and her LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law from The John Marshall Law School. Prior to joining PCRM, Ms. Rudloff was in private practice where she litigated civil and criminal matters.
Ms. Rudloff is a member of the Texas, Kentucky, Illinois, and Tennessee bars and has been admitted to the United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky. Ms. Rudloff also acts as chair of the American Bar Association’s Animals in Medical Research and Training subcommittee and as standing committee director of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Animal Law Section.