Our Work


ADP collaborates with established animal rights and protection organizations and advocates principally on two fronts:

  • Providing legal and other professional consulting services directly in support of our clients' mission-specific animal protection work       
  • Working with our clients to identify and address their internal organizational and operational needs and goals

ADP functions as both outside general counsel and consultant, assisting clients on a range of issues, including non-profit compliance, fundraising, state registrations, entity organization and structure, communications, employment best practices and disputes, contract drafting, review and negotiation, litigation strategies and avoidance, dispute resolution, human resources, social media, intellectual property protection and rights clearance. 

Our organizational consulting work covers, as examples, board/executives/employee relationships and dynamics, business and strategic long and short-term planning, leadership mentoring, internal and external communications and crisis management.

By remaining independent, we are free of certain constraints that lawyers and professionals who represent or work within a particular group can sometimes face.  We are highly discrete, scrupulous about preserving client confidences and avoiding conflicts of interest, and are unconcerned with credit or attribution.


Our Clients


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Brighter Green is a public policy action tank that works to raise awareness of and encourage policy action on issues that span the environment, animals, and sustainability.

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Compassion in World Farming campaigns peacefully on a global level, to end all cruel factory farming practices. CIWF believes that the biggest cause of cruelty on the planet deserves a focused, specialized approach – so it only works on farm animal welfare.

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Compassion Over Killing seeks to end animal abuse, focusing on cruelty to animals in agriculture, and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all of us, both human and nonhuman.

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Encompass is a new organization aimed at increasing effectiveness in the animal protection movement by fostering greater racial diversity, equity, and inclusion while empowering advocates of color. 

Friends of Chimps is committed to the conservation of chimpanzees in their natural habitat as well as their health and welfare in captivity.   They collaborate with foundations, schools, corporations and other non-profit partners to raise funds, awareness and compassion for the long-term preservation of our closest living relative.

The Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries seeks to continuously improve the quality of care for animals requiring sanctuary, by accrediting sanctuaries based on worldwide standards of excellence, facilitating operational and financial support, and enhancing effectiveness, recognition, and collaboration among its accredited members.

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    In Defense of Animals is dedicated to protecting animal rights, welfare and habitats.

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    Return to Freedom is dedicated to preserving the freedom, diversity and habitat of America’s wild horses through sanctuary, education, advocacy and conservation, while enriching the human spirit through direct connection with the natural world.

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    Woodstock Farm Sanctuary provides shelter to cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, sheep, goats, and rabbits who have been rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment. 

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    © Animal Defense Partnership, Inc. 2017