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Campaign for the Future

2021-07-23T09:16:06-05:00January 2, 2020|Categories: About Us|

NCLC’s vision is for a nation in which economic opportunity is available to all. The Campaign for the Future will transform NCLC into a stronger and more sophisticated consumer rights and economic justice advocacy organization—the kind of organization needed to achieve our vision. Over the past year, NCLC has engaged our Board, Partners Council, [...]

Video: Visionaries Profile

2019-11-26T10:16:48-05:00November 26, 2019|Categories: About Us|

The work of the National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and its network is profiled in the 23rd season of Visionaries, the award-winning public television series hosted by acclaimed actor Sam Waterston of Grace and Frankie, and formerly of The Newsroom and Law & Order. The episode, now being shown on PBS stations across the country, [...]

Martha Tamayo

2019-11-22T13:24:44-05:00November 22, 2019|Categories: About Us|

Martha Tamayo is a Community Advocate and a member of the Board of Directors for Central California Legal Services. Martha has worked with the Kings Community Action Organization since 2012 to help residents and communities achieve self-sufficiency. She has also worked with the humanitarian program Palomas Mensajeras to arrange visits in the U.S. between elderly [...]

Joshua Ambre, Editorial Associate

2020-04-28T17:43:20-05:00November 8, 2019|Categories: About Us|

Joshua Ambre provides support to NCLC's editorial department, building on his previous experience as a legal proofreader, freelance editor, and writing tutor. He holds a bachelor's degree with concentrations in creative writing and classics from the University of Arizona.

Ariel Nelson, Staff Attorney

2020-04-28T16:17:32-05:00August 23, 2019|Categories: About Us|

Ariel Nelson is a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center focusing on credit and background reporting and criminal justice debt issues. She is a contributing author to NCLC’s Fair Credit Reporting and Collection Actions. Previously, Ariel litigated administrative and environmental law cases as a staff attorney/clinical teaching fellow at Georgetown University Law Center. She also served as [...]

Karen Lusson, Staff Attorney

2020-04-28T15:54:49-05:00August 23, 2019|Categories: About Us|

Karen Lusson is a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center, who focuses on energy and utility issues that affect low-income customers. Previously she was the assistant bureau chief in the Public Utilities Bureau of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office.  Her duties included representing Illinois residential ratepayers in litigation involving utility rate increase requests, [...]

Andrea Bopp Stark – Attorney

2021-03-08T12:42:46-05:00May 29, 2019|Categories: About Us|

Andrea Bopp Stark is a staff attorney at the National Consumer Law Center Boston office focusing on writing and teaching about fair debt collection practices and mortgage servicing issues. Andrea is also involved in advocating for foreclosure prevention and fair debt collection policies on the state and federal level. Andrea is a contributing author to [...]

Michael Patricelli, Finance Associate

2020-04-28T17:40:33-05:00September 6, 2018|Categories: About Us|

Mike assists with the day-to-day operations of NCLC's finance and human resources work, including processing of checks and invoices, budget preparation, and payroll. Previously, he worked at New England Newspapers in its finance department. Mike is a graduate of Western New England University in Springfield, MA.

In Memoriam: Andy Spanogle (1934-2020)

2021-01-14T12:49:00-05:00March 8, 2018|Categories: About Us|

The National Consumer Law Center is sad to announce the passing of John Andrew (Andy) Spanogle, Jr. on December 18, 2020 on his 86th birthday. Andy was a longstanding consumer advocate, NCLC Partners Council member, and co-chair of NCLC’s Campaign for the Future. Throughout his remarkable life, Andy was a fierce advocate for consumers: as [...]