About the Author
Mark Cushing, JD, is the Founding Partner of the Animal Policy Group, LLC, with offices in Knoxville, TN; Portland, OR; and Washington, DC. Mark also serves as University Counsel and VP of Public Affairs at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, TN. A long-time political strategist, lobbyist, corporate executive, and former litigator, Mark now specializes in animal health, animal welfare, veterinary medicine, and veterinary educational issues. He is a frequent speaker at veterinary medicine and other animal policy-related conferences, an adjunct professor at the LMU Duncan School of Law, an adjunct faculty member in animal law at the Lewis & Clark Law School (Portland, OR), and a visiting lecturer at the University of Oregon School of Law. Mark is an honors graduate with distinction from Stanford University and the Willamette University College of Law.