Alys Cohen is a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center's Washington office, where she advocates before Congress and federal regulatory agencies regarding mortgage lending and foreclosure prevention. Her work includes Congressional testimony, regulatory comments and federal policy advocacy on loan origination, mortgage servicing, and other housing issues affecting low-income homeowners.
Alys also trains and consults with attorneys, mediators, and housing counselors nationwide on home lending matters. Prior to joining the NCLC staff, Alys served as an attorney in the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection, Division of Financial Practices, where she focused on predatory mortgage lending and discrimination matters. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.