Stephan K. Otto ‘00
Stephan K. Otto is an attorney and director of legislative affairs for the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). In this capacity he oversees the development of animal protection laws at the local, state and federal levels. He is also an adjunct professor of law at Lewis & Clark Law School where he teaches an animal law legislation clinic. Mr. Otto is the author of various animal protection bills, statutes and ordinances in jurisdictions throughout the country. He is the publisher and editor of the Animal Protection Laws of the United States of America & Canada compendium (currently in its fifth edition), ALDF Model Animal Protection Laws collection, and annual comparative reports, State Animal Protection Laws Rankings and Canadian Animal Protection Laws Rankings. Mr. Otto speaks on an array of animal-related issues at hearings and presentations across the country. He is frequently interviewed and quoted in regional, national and foreign media on a variety of animal law issues, and has published several articles on animal protection laws and legislation.