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  • March 12, 2014
    "Attorney: Horsemeat not safe for consumption"
    News-Press Now
    Schiff Hardin partner Bruce Wagman was quoted in this article after Front Range Equine Rescue uncovered information that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's own policies prohibit meat from animals of unknown origins or incomplete health records, like that of horses. Mr. Wagman said that all arguments aside, horsemeat simply isn’t safe for consumption, based on all the drugs that American horses are given before they are turned out to be meat. He said that the drugs are prohibited for use of animals that are going to be food in America, and therefore would be adulterated on that basis.
  • January 30, 2014
    'Animal-Rights Lawyer: Horse Slaughter Lawsuit Is 'Moot''
    Food Product Design
    Schiff Hardin partner Bruce Wagman was quoted in this article after a provision in the U.S. Department of Agriculture's annual budget prevents inspections for horse slaughter. Mr. Wagman, who represents appellants in a lawsuit challenging horse slaughter that was dismissed by a federal district court judge last year, said he believes the court no longer has jurisdiction over the case, and says something will be filed in the next couple of weeks.
  • November 1, 2012
    'Justice For All'
    All Animals Magazine
    Schiff Hardin partner Bruce Wagman was quoted in this feature article about the Humane Society of the United States’ litigation team. Wagman, who has worked in the animal law field since the early 1990’s, said that the team is doing valuable work and developing a new set of important ideas for the practice.
  • October 9, 2012
    'DePaul's Center for Animal Law Examines the Legal Protection Of Animals Used in Entertainment at Oct. 17 Symposium'
    ENP Newswire
    This article highlights an upcoming symposium which will include a discussion about the use of animals in entertainment, including animal racing, zoos, animal actors in film and television and circuses. Schiff Hardin partner Bruce A. Wagman will be among the presenters. Wagman is a board member of Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest and the Marin Humane Society, and focuses on a wide range of animal law issues in his practice.
  • February 21, 2012
    'Photographer's Access to Wild Horses Requires First Amendment Balancing Test'
    United States Law Week
    Schiff Hardin partner Bruce Wagman was part of the legal team that succeeded in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, establishing that certain standards needed to be set regarding the access of photographers and reporters wanting to observe wild horse roundups undertaken by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management. Mr. Wagman comments on the case's expansion of wild horse law and the application of First Amendment precedent to the case at hand, in which a photographer was denied access to a government horse round up.
  • September 1, 2010
    'Their Day in Court'
    ABA Journal
    This feature story in the ABA Journal profiles the expanding field of animal law and several attorneys prominent in that area. Included is Bruce Wagman, partner in Schiff Hardin's San Francisco office and chief outside litigation counsel to the Animal Legal Defense Fund. The article describes one of Mr. Wagman's recent successes in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • June 1, 2009
    'Special Report: Operation Rescue'
    O, The Oprah Magazine
    The June issue of O, The Oprah Magazine features an extensive account of an animal cruelty case recently concluded in North Carolina. Bruce Wagman, Schiff Hardin partner and chief outside litigation counsel for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, designed and oversaw the lawsuit from start to finish, and is quoted in the article.
  • April 22, 2009
    'Australia Behind on Animal Law'
    Lawyers Weekly
    The Australian legal news publication Lawyers Weekly spoke with Schiff Hardin partner Bruce Wagman about the state of animal protection and welfare in that country. In May, Mr. Wagman will embark on a 10-day speaking tour throughout Australia on the subject of animal law, speaking to law societies, judges and lawmakers, and the public sector.
  • February 19, 2009
    'Petland Discounts: Pro Bono Work for Animal Rights Skyrockets'
    The AmLaw Daily
    This article highlights Schiff Hardin partner Bruce Wagman’s efforts as outside litigation counsel of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF). Mr. Wagman discusses the growing opportunities for work in the area of animal law.
  • December 1, 2008
    'The Wag-Man'
    California Lawyer
    A column in this issue of California Lawyer focuses on Schiff Hardin partner Bruce Wagman’s highly-regarded work in animal law. It highlights his relationships with major animal protection organizations, as well as the challenges of working in an often uncharted area of law.