EcoHealth Alliance Elects Intellectual Property Attorney Geoffrey Potter to its Board of Directors

NEW YORK – February 28, 2020 – EcoHealth Alliance, a nonprofit working at the intersection of animal, environmental, and human health on a global scale, has elected Geoffrey Potter to its Board of Directors. As a partner at the law firm Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP and the Chair of its Anti-Counterfeiting, Healthcare Fraud and Brand Protection Practices, Mr. Potter offers unique insights on globalization.

Geoffrey Potter

Mr. Potter is a highly accomplished trial attorney who represents major pharmaceutical companies. He holds degrees from both Cornell University and the New York University School of Law.

“As we are now in the grips of a zoonotic epidemic, there could not be a more auspicious time to focus on our need to understand the pathways that infectious diseases travel from animals to humans in order to help us avoid a future pandemic,” Mr. Potter said.

Mr. Potter also sits on the Board of Advisors for the New York Civil Rights Coalition.

About EcoHealth Alliance:
Building on 45 years of groundbreaking science, EcoHealth Alliance is the premier nonprofit organization committed to a One Health approach to track the migration of deadly viruses from animals into humans. EcoHealth Alliance research has led to major breakthroughs on the origins and spread of new and emerging diseases like Ebola, SARS, MERS, and Nipah virus. EcoHealth Alliance works globally in hotspot regions where the threat of outbreaks is highest. Through innovations in research, training, capacity building, and policy initiatives, we develop tools and interventions to prevent pandemics and promote conservation.
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