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Manny Rutinel

Associate Attorney

Manny Rutinel is an associate attorney for Earthjustice’s Sustainable Food and Farming Program. Manny received his J.D. from Yale Law School. While in law school, he founded Climate Refarm — a company leveraging carbon offset credits to pay food providers and farmers to switch to plant-based options. He was also a summer law clerk at the Animal Legal Defense Fund and San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, a field organizer for the Georgia runoff elections, and a research assistant for the Harvard Animal Law and Policy Program. Previously, Manny was an economist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, where he also served as a first responder to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. Manny holds an M.S. in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University and both a B.S. in Microbiology and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida.