The International Legal Consortium is part of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids. The ILC is a team of lawyers that have extensive experience in public health and international law, with regional specializations. Since it was established in 2007, the ILC has provided legal technical assistance in over 80 countries. Find out more about what we do and the resources we provide.

International Legal Consortium Lawyers

Patricia Lambert, B.A. Hons. LL.B.
Director
plambert@tobaccofreekids.org

Patricia Lambert is a South African human rights and labor lawyer. Before coming to the US to direct the International Legal Consortium at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, she served as legal advisor (1997 - 2007) to the South African government during the presidencies of Nelson Mandela and Thabo Mbeki. In that role she worked on various aspects of post-Apartheid law reform, including the implementation of her country's strong domestic tobacco control laws. Ms. Lambert was the lead negotiator and Head of Delegation for South Africa during the WHO FCTC negotiations and represented the African region on the Bureau that managed the negotiation process.

Liz Candler, J.D.
Legal Advisor
lcandler@tobaccofreekids.org

Liz Candler is an international development and litigation attorney who has worked in tobacco control for almost seven years. At the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Ms. Candler provides legislative and litigation support to South Asian countries. Prior to the Campaign, she worked overseas on legal capacity building and labor law projects.

Juan Carballo, Abogado (J.D. equivalent), LL.M.
Regional Legal Consultant, Latin America
jcarballo@tobaccofreekids.org

Juan Carballo was a Law Fellow at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law from 2009-2011 and a legal advisor at the Inter-American Heart Foundation Argentina from 2012-2013. He has worked for different human rights NGOs and for the local government of Córdoba city. He earned his law degree in his home country of Argentina at the National University of Córdoba, and his Master of Laws (LL.M.) at Georgetown University Law Center, sponsored by the Fulbright Commission. Mr. Carballo has worked as a short-term consultant for the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO) regionally as well as in Peru and Ecuador. He has written papers and book chapters on constitutional Law, environmental law, and human rights with a focus on the right to health.

Kaitlin Donley, J.D.
Legal Advisor
kdonley@tobaccofreekids.org

Kaitlin Donley is a public health attorney who has worked in tobacco control policy for over five years. In her work, she has reviewed and analyzed tobacco control laws from dozens of countries. Ms. Donley has also worked with the World Health Organization on several projects on the issues of tobacco control and road safety.

Robert Eckford, LL.B.
Associate Legal Director
reckford@tobaccofreekids.org

Robert Eckford has worked as a public law solicitor in the United Kingdom for 10 years. Most recently he worked for the UK Department of Health where he led the legal advice on standardized packaging of tobacco, along with a number of other tobacco control measures. He has advised on EU law matters including cases before the European courts and has been involved in litigation brought by the tobacco industry.

Monique Muggli, M.P.H., J.D.
Associate Legal Director
mmuggli@tobaccofreekids.org

Monique Muggli is a public health attorney who has worked in tobacco control policy for nearly 20 years. Prior to joining the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Ms. Muggli was a research and litigation consultant for numerous domestic and international health organizations, governments, and private litigants. In that capacity, Ms. Muggli researched and published findings from the once-secret internal tobacco industry documents. Ms. Muggli has authored nearly 30 peer-reviewed articles and has been a contributor to several reports published by World Health Organization and its regional offices.

Rose Nathan, M.P.H., J.D.
Associate Legal Director
rnathan@tobaccofreekids.org

Rose Nathan is a public health attorney with nearly 20 years of experience working in tobacco control. An expert on legislative drafting, she has advised advocates and government officials from dozens of countries on drafting and implementing effective tobacco control laws and regulations. 

Katherine Shats, B.Sc., LL.B., LL.M.
Legal Advisor
kshats@tobaccofreekids.org

Katherine Shats is a public health attorney with policy expertise in tobacco control and non-communicable diseases. Most recently, she worked at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at the Georgetown University Law Center. Ms. Shats has practiced law in Australia as an anti-trust lawyer, and later as a pro bono lawyer specializing in human rights and refugee law and has held several positions in the Australian government. She has lectured in health law, medical ethics and human rights at the Australian National University and at the Georgetown University School of Medicine.

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