Willard P. Ogburn, Executive Director

Willard Ogburn has been the Executive Director of the National Consumer Law Center since 1987. The National Consumer Law Center is a low-income advocacy organization, publisher of the major treatises on consumer law, a support center for legal aid programs, and sponsor of the annual National Consumer Rights Litigation Conference. NCLC's advocates are sometimes called 'the nation's consumer law experts.' Mr. Ogburn has presented and written widely on consumer law. He has served as Deputy Commissioner of Banks in Massachusetts; in the Executive Office of the President; with Congress' Legislative Reference Service; in the Law Reform Unit of Cleveland Legal Aid; as a member and Chair of the Federal Reserve Board Consumer Advisory Council; on Senator Elizabeth Warren's Judicial Screening Committee; on the transition team for Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey; and on the Boards of Directors of Americans for Fairness in Lending; the Consumer Federation of America (President); the National Association of Consumer Advocates (Executive Committee); the Center for Legal Aid Education (President); and Consumer Reports. He was awarded the National Association of Consumer Advocates' Lifetime Achievement Award; the William J. Proxmire Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers; and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Massachusetts Bar Association.