National Consumer Law Center
Lauren Saunders is Associate Director of the National Consumer Law Center, a nonprofit organization that works for economic justice for low-income and other disadvantaged people in the U.S. through policy analysis and advocacy, publications, litigation, and training. Lauren manages NCLC’s Washington, DC office and directs its federal legislative and regulatory work. Lauren is a recognized expert in consumer protection areas including small dollar loans, prepaid cards, and payment systems. She is an author of NCLC’s treatise Consumer Banking and Payments Law, among other publications. Lauren previously directed the Federal Rights Project of the National Senior Citizens Law Center; was Deputy Director of Litigation at Bet Tzedek Legal Services; and was an associate at Hall & Phillips. She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard Law School, was an Executive Editor of the Harvard Law Review, and holds a Masters in Public Policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and a B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University.