Stephanie Carmody, Esq.

Senior Vice President & General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer


Stephanie Carmody is General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization. She is based in American Humane’s national headquarters in Washington, D.C., where her responsibilities include managing the organization’s legal department, ensuring corporate and policy compliance, advising the board of directors, and overseeing the technology department.

Ms. Carmody joined American Humane in 2012, bringing with her more than 15 years of legal experience representing the interests of foreign and domestic clients. Prior to joining American Humane, Ms. Carmody was a solo-practitioner and, before then, an associate with the national law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, specializing in the area of intellectual property. Ms. Carmody’s practice included the counsel and education of non-profit organizations on all aspects of trademark, copyright, and domain name law in the United States and internationally.

Upon graduation from law school, she served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Steffen Graae at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Ms. Carmody received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.S. in Economics from George Mason University. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.