Jenny Rushlow is a Senior Attorney for CLF Massachusetts and Director of Farm & Food, leading CLF’s New England-wide advocacy on agriculture and food issues. Previously, Jenny worked on clean energy and transportation at CLF. Prior to joining CLF in 2011, Jenny was an associate at Anderson & Kreiger LLP, where she worked on a range of environmental, land use, and municipal issues for public and private clients. Jenny has litigated in a variety of forums, including arguing and winning a major climate change case before the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (Kain v. Department of Environmental Protection, 474 Mass. 278 (2016)). Jenny was honored as a 2016 Lawyer of the Year by Mass Lawyers Weekly for her work on the Kain case.
Jenny founded and leads CLF’s Legal Food Hub, a free legal services clearinghouse for farmers, food entrepreneurs, and related organizations. Jenny also led the production of the New England Food Policy: Building a Sustainable Food System report. She serves on the Steering Committee for the Massachusetts Food System Collaborative, the entity overseeing implementation of the Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan. Jenny has taught food policy at Vermont Law School.
Jenny holds a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, a Masters in Public Health from Tufts University School of Medicine, and a B.A. from Oberlin College. In her spare time, she can be found tending vegetables and advocating for potlucks.