Alys Cohen is a senior attorney at the National Consumer Law Center’s Washington office, where she leads NCLC’s federal housing advocacy before Congress and the regulatory agencies. She also coordinates NCLC’s work on energy efficiency housing finance and disaster response. 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. Alys is co-author of NCLC’s Truth in Lending, Consumer Credit Regulation, Credit Discrimination, and Mortgage Lending.