Katherine Meyer and Eric Glitzenstein worked together at the Public Citizen Litigation Group, one of the leading public-interest law offices in the country. In 1993, they started their own public interest law firm focusing on wildlife and environmental protection, government transparency, ballot initiatives, and other public interest issues. They embarked on this initiative with Leslie Mink (current Director of Operations), who has been indispensable to the firm from the beginning. Their collective vision was to use the law creatively to protect wildlife, animals in captivity, and the environment, as well as to continue aggressive use of the open-government laws and other statutes intended to serve the public interest. In 1996 they were joined by Howard Crystal, who became a name partner in 2005 and also served as Of Counsel before leaving the firm. In July 2015, William Eubanks became a name partner and started up a western branch of the office in Colorado.
We are fortunate to have worked with many talented and dedicated lawyers and other colleagues over the years, both inside and outside the firm, while sustaining a true public interest law practice. We have represented a host of national, regional, and grassroots environmental and animal protection groups, as well as public health organizations, activists, scientists, authors, historians, and journalists. We bring cases on a statutory attorneys’ fee basis when possible or at public interest rates that are below market rates for equivalent work in D.C. We strive to do work that helps make the world a better place, while staying true to our values and ideals, doing work of the highest caliber on behalf of our clients and also maintaining a collegial, enjoyable work environment. We have won many important legal victories, and, whether we win or lose our cases, we pride ourselves on representing our clients and their important causes as effectively and vigorously as possible.