Willard P. Ogburn photoWillard P. Ogburn

Practice Areas

  • Consumer Financial Services

WILLARD P. OGBURN was the Executive Director of the National Consumer Law Center from 1987 until 2016. 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. The Center is 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; and on the Board 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 Consumers Union. He was awarded the National Association of Consumer Advocates’ Lifetime Achievement Award in 1999, and the William J. Proxmire Lifetime Achievement Award by the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers in 2001.

Professional Affiliations

  • Former Chairperson, Federal Reserve Board Consumer Advisory Council
  • Former Member, Board of Directors, Consumer Federation of America
  • Former Member, National Association of Consumer Advocates

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