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Mark Cushing

Author, Pet Nation

Mark L Cushing is a lawyer and author of Pet Nation, an inside look at how over the past 20 years, pets have become treasured members of the American family. A long-time political strategist, government regulatory advisor, corporate executive and former litigator, Mark focuses his advocacy practice on providing high-level strategic advice and services to clients with needs at any level of government, and key trade/industry associations in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Mark is a frequent speaker at veterinary medicine and other animal policy-related conferences. He is a recently adjunct faculty member at Lincoln Memorial, Lewis & Clark and University of Oregon law schools. He is the past Chair of government relations practices at Tonkon Torp, a prominent Northwest law firm and Winstead Sechrest & Minick, a major Texas-based firm. Mark also serves as Trustees Counsel at Lincoln Memorial University. Mark is an Honors graduate with distinction from Stanford University and the Willamette University College of Law.