and advocacy for GMA, which represents more than 300 food, beverage, and consumer product companies. Prior to joining GMA, he served as an expert on food, agriculture, and water policies for two national environmental organizations. He serves on the board of directors for Protected Harvest, a farming standards certification organization, and has served on federal advisory committees on agriculture and energy issues. Mr. Faber holds a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.
Robert García, J.D., is executive director, counsel, and founder of The City Project in Los Angeles, California. He has extensive experience in public policy and legal advocacy, mediation, and litigation involving complex social justice, civil rights, human health, environmental, educational, and criminal justice matters. Mr. García’s work in the past decade has focused on equal access to park, school, and health resources throughout Los Angeles and California. He previously served as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York under John Martin and Rudolph W. Giuliani, prosecuting organized crime, public corruption, and international narcotics trafficking cases. Also in New York, he practiced international litigation at a large law firm. Mr. Garcia served as western regional counsel with the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc. He has taught at Stanford Law School and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Law School, where he also serves as a senior fellow in the UCLA School of Public Policy and Social Research. The Planning and Conservation League named the Robert García Environmental Justice Award in his honor for his efforts toward improving the environment in California, and he is also a recipient of the President’s Award from the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Mr. García received his B.A. and J.D. from Stanford University.
Mark Gottlieb, J.D., is executive director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University School of Law in Boston. He joined the staff of the Public Health Advocacy Institute in 1993 after graduating from law school. His efforts have focused on researching tobacco litigation as a public health strategy as director of the Tobacco Products Liability Project; reducing the harm caused by secondhand tobacco smoke through a variety of legal and policy approaches; fostering scholarship using tobacco industry documents; and, more recently, examining legal and policy approaches to addressing obesity. Recently, Mr. Gottlieb’s focus has been on understanding how environmental contexts (legal, social, and political) enhance or impede the effectiveness of health interventions. Mr. Gottlieb received a B.A. from New College of Florida and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law.