Tanya is an Associate Attorney at Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal, a public interest law firm in Washington D.C. The firm specializes in federal and state litigation on a wide range of public interest issues, including: Wildlife and Animal Protection; Environment and Safe Energy; Open Government Laws; Constitutional Rights and Civil Liberties; Human Health and Safety Issues; and Ballot Initiatives and Referenda. Tanya joined Meyer Glitzenstein & Crystal in 2002 after graduating from Lewis & Clark Law School. Tanya has worked on a wide array of cases and projects at the firm, including those aimed at preventing the use of animals in entertainment. Among these are federal cases to halt the importation of wild elephants into the U.S. for public display; a federal lawsuit to halt the transfer of four Hawthorn elephants to Carson & Barnes Circus’ Endangered Ark Foundation; and ASPCA v. Ringling Brothers, a federal lawsuit against Ringling Brothers Circus for the “take” of endangered Asian elephants under the ESA. Tanya also represented The Fund for Animals at the 13th meeting of the Parties to CITES. Tanya is a member of the Oregon and District of Columbia Bars.
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