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Nathan Herschler is a legal fellow with the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). Prior to joining IFAW in 2008, he graduated from American University, Washington College of Law in the District of Columbia where he focused on environmental and animal law.

Through his current work as a legal fellow and his past employment as a law clerk with a number of animal protection organizations and law firms, Mr. Herschler has had the opportunity to assist with precedent setting litigation including two cases that reached the Supreme Court of the United States. Most recently, Mr. Herschler has assisted IFAW’s outside counsel with litigation aiming to prevent importation of polar bear “trophies.”

In addition to his duties at IFAW, Mr. Herschler has co-chaired his Student Animal Legal Defense Fund law school chapter, lectured on animal law issues, and volunteered with a number of animal advocacy groups. In his free time, Mr. Herschler enjoys spending time with his Fiancé and two dogs, learning Arabic, and being outdoors.