Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy, ASH Managing Attorney
Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy has been working on global tobacco control since 2013. As Managing Attorney, Kelsey leads ASH’s programs on human rights and criminal law. She advises ASH on other legal issues and assists on several other ASH programs including divestment and tobacco industry monitoring. She also writes for “Smoke Alarms,” ASH’s legal blog. Kelsey has received commendation for her legal research, writing, and advocacy. She recently published an article in the American Bar Association’s International Law News on Tobacco and Human Rights in Latin America. The article was chosen by another ABA Publication, GP Solo Magazine, to be included in a “Best of the ABA” feature issue. During law school, Kelsey was selected to represent the University of Pittsburgh in two international moot court competitions: the Niagara and Jessup International Moot Courts.
Patricia Lambert, Director of the International Legal Consortium at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids
Patricia Lambert is a South African human rights lawyer and social justice advocate currently working as the Director of the International Legal Consortium (ILC) at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids (CTFK) in Washington, DC – part of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use. The ILC is a team of six full-time attorneys based in the USA, who work with numerous in-country lawyers around the globe, both in government and civil society, to craft tobacco control policies based on the WHO FCTC, write effective tobacco control legislation and assist governments to defend their legislation when it is attacked by the tobacco industry. For ten years, during the Mandela and Mbeki administrations, Patricia worked as a legal adviser to the South African government on a range of human rights, international trade, environmental and health issues. She was the Chief Negotiator for the South African government for the WHO FCTC.
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