Fawn Schanz, General Counsel

Fawn Schanz

General Counsel


Fawn provides counsel and guidance to IFAW’s Boards of Directors, senior management and staff on corporate governance and legal issues to support IFAW’s work around the world. Prior to joining IFAW, Fawn practiced at nationally recognized law firms for more than nine years. Fawn earned her Juris Doctor Degree from the University of Southern California School of Law, and her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Studies and a minor in Public Policy from the University of California Los Angeles. Fawn was recognized as a Rising Star by the Super Lawyers publication in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.  Fawn is a member of the American Bar Association TIPS Animal Law Committee. She is licensed and admitted to practice law in California and Massachusetts.


Counsel, Dickstein Shapiro LLP, Los Angeles, California
Associate, Thelen LLP, Los Angeles, California


University of Southern California School of Law, Juris Doctor (2006)
University of California Los Angeles, Bachelor of Arts (2002)

Press contact

To schedule an interview with Fawn Schanz, contact:

Kate Farinella
Director of Global Communications
Tel: +1 646.838.3951
Email: kfarinella@ifaw.org