Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren

5.4.2011

Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is the Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Professor Elizabeth Warren has most recently served as the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard University. Warren was the Chief Adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, and she was appointed by Chief Justice Rehnquist as the first academic member of the Federal Judicial Education Committee. She has served as a member of the Commission on Economic Inclusion established by the FDIC. She served as Vice-President of the American Law Institute, and she has been elected to membership in the American Academic of Arts and Sciences. Warren has written nine books, and more than a hundred scholarly articles dealing with credit and economic stress. Her latest two popular books, The Two-Income Trap and All Your Worth, were both on national best seller lists. Warren has been principal investigator on empirical studies funded by the National Science Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and more than a dozen other foundations. She has testified several times before House and the Senate committees on financial issues. Time Magazine has twice named her one of the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World, the Globe named her Bostonian of the Year, and the National Law Journal named her one of the Most Influential Lawyers of the Decade. She has been recognized for her work by several other publications and professional groups, including Forbes, GQ, and Smart Money.

The Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Elizabeth Warren was chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel which reviewed the Treasury Department’s management of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). In September 2010 she was appointed Assistant to the President and Special Advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury to help start the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a centerpiece of the Obama Administration's financial reform program created to review many financial products including mortgages.