Pound 101, Harvard Law School

Derek Goodwin

Featuring David Wolfson of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP.

Event Overview

David Wolfson, a partner at Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, specializes in corporate mergers and acquisitions and also has developed deep pro bono experience representing groups such as the Humane Society and Farm Sanctuary in administrative challenges, litigation, and legislation.

Wolfson spoke about how animal law reflects general trends in how modern social justice movements function. “It used to be when I was younger that you marched to Washington, you got a lot of people and you passed a federal law, and everything changed,” but that doesn’t happen anymore for a variety of reasons, Wolfson said, in part because activism has shifted to other tactics such as consumer pressure and social networking.