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Steve Hurley, Chief Development Officer

Steve Hurley is ​the National Consumer Law Center​'s Chief Development Officer. He is responsible for leading NCLC’s development team, which is focused on expanding the organization's impact on economic justice issues by increasing its annual and long-term support through a wide range of sources: individual giving and cy pres awards, foundation grants, conferences and events, [...]

Steve Hurley, Chief Development Officer2020-04-28T17:29:39-05:00

Paul Laurent, Director of Leadership Giving and Engagement

Paul Laurent is National Consumer Law Center’s Director of Leadership Giving and Engagement, working closely with major donors to increase support for NCLC’s activities through individual major gifts, cy pres awards, annual giving, planned giving, special events, law firm and corporate support, and direct mail appeals. Prior to joining NCLC, Paul was Director of Development [...]

Paul Laurent, Director of Leadership Giving and Engagement2020-04-28T17:30:38-05:00

Tashia Graham, Human Resources Manager

Tashia Graham is the National Consumer Law Center’s Human Resources Manager. Tashia joined NCLC in 2016 and is responsible for benefits administration, coordination of personnel policies, assistance with recruitment, and coordination of periodic compensation studies. Tashia has a passion for serving underserved communities, demonstrated through her history of mission-based HR work, and also her volunteer work with local organizations. [...]

Tashia Graham, Human Resources Manager2020-04-28T17:41:56-05:00

SarahEmily Pina, Manager of Conferences and Trainings

SarahEmily is responsible for the overall planning and implementation of conferences, training workshops, webinars, and special events at NCLC. She brings comprehensive knowledge and experience in development and event planning within nonprofit and academic settings. Prior to development work, SarahEmily taught and coordinated programs for adult English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) both overseas [...]

SarahEmily Pina, Manager of Conferences and Trainings2020-04-28T17:35:33-05:00

Jenifer Bosco, Staff Attorney

Jenifer Bosco is a staff attorney at NCLC who focuses on two broad areas: energy and utility issues that affect low-income consumers, and medical debt. She has advocated for low-income consumers in utility proceedings in several states, is a contributing author of NCLC’s treatise, Access to Utility Service, and has worked on transportation electrification policy [...]

Jenifer Bosco, Staff Attorney2020-04-28T15:40:21-05:00

Rising Star Award

Established in 2015, the Rising Star award is presented annually by the National Consumer Law Center's Partners Council. The award honors an attorney or attorneys (in practice for 15 years or less) who made major contributions to consumer law within the past two years by trying or settling a case of great success and significance. [...]

Rising Star Award2020-02-10T13:34:44-05:00


Countryman Award Since the first award was presented in 1990 to Henry J. Sommer for his leadership in promoting the field of consumer law, the Vern Countryman Award has quickly become the top honor for consumer attorneys. Read more..... Rising Star Award In 2015, the National Consumer Law Center's Partners Council will present its first [...]


Joanna K. Darcus, Staff Attorney*

Joanna K. Darcus is a staff attorney who works on litigation, debt collection, and student loan matters. As part of the Student Loan Borrower Assistance Project, she represents low-income student loan borrowers, most of whom are people of color. Joanna uses advocacy and litigation to address predatory education and lending practices. From 2017-2019, she was [...]

Joanna K. Darcus, Staff Attorney*2020-05-04T12:10:30-05:00