Carter Dillard served as an Honors Program attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice and as a legal advisor to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in the National Security Law Division. He later joined Compassion Over Killing, as General Counsel, and the Humane Society of the United States (“HSUS”), where he served as Director of Farm Animal Litigation. He is currently Of Counsel to HSUS, a Research Fellow for the Optimum Population Trust, and he also holds a position on the faculty of Loyola University New Orleans, College of Law, as a Westerfield Fellow. He has a B.A. from Boston College, J.D., with honors, from Emory University, and an LL.M. from New York University. He is a peer reviewer for the journal Bioethics.