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 the Physicians Committee'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 the Physicians Committee'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 the Physicians Committee 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 the Physicians Committee's work, including recent public records suits in California, Michigan, New York, and South Dakota state courts. Additionally, she drafts federal petitions, handles corporate governance matters for the Physicians Committee 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 Western Michigan University and her LL.M., with honors, in Intellectual Property Law from The John Marshall Law School. Prior to joining the Physicians Committee, 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 is 2018-2019 Chair-Elect for the American Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee. She also acts as vice chair of membership of the American Bar Association’s Animal Law Committee and chair of the Animals in Science and Technology subcommittee. She is also former standing committee director for Kentucky Bar Association’s Animal Law Section. Ms. Rudloff presented at Harvard Law School’s Animal Welfare Act at 50 conference and authored Failure to Launch: The Lack of Implementation and Enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act, 66 Syr. L. Rev. 173 (2017) in Syracuse Law Review’s Symposium on Animal Law.