As legal counsel for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Matthew Penzer has produced groundbreaking work in the fight to advance the status and protection of animals under the law. Mr. Penzer’s cutting edge work includes a successful lawsuit against KFC for making false statements about the treatment of chickens and ongoing litigation against the California Milk Board for misrepresenting dairy farm conditions. He successfully sued the District of Columbia when it attempted to exclude PETA’s suffering “circus” elephant from a public art display. And among the many legal petitions he’s filed was one with the U.S. Department of Agriculture that challenged the agency’s failure to implement humane protection of animals raised on factory farms—the first petition of its kind. On any given day, Mr. Penzer is dealing with issues involving administrative law, constitutional law, business law, or any other area of practice that might be utilized to protect animals.
He has appeared on MSNBC, Fox News Channel, CNN, and dozens of other television and radio programs. Headlines about his lawsuits have appeared in USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and scores of papers across the country.