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Deborah Goldstein

Executive Vice President

Debbie Goldstein provides day-to-day leadership at CRL, focusing on strategic planning, overseeing CRL's budget and fundraising, and board relations.

Based in Durham, she also contributes to CRL's legal and policy work, with a particular focus on mortgages and homeownership, student loans and general consumer law. In 2002, Debbie assisted local organizations and lawmakers in drafting and advocating for legislative remedies to address exorbitant fees on subprime mortgages in New Jersey and played a critical role in negotiating the New Jersey Home Ownership Security Act. She also advised the sponsors of the Massachusetts Predatory Home Loan Practices Act of 2004, and worked with lead organizations in the state of Massachusetts to support enactment of the legislation. More recently, Debbie taught Consumer Law at the UNC School of Law at Chapel Hill as an adjunct professor.

She is a graduate of Brown University and Harvard Law School, and enjoys spending time with her two children when she is not at work.


February 3, 2017
Today, Americans for Financial Reform (AFR) and the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) released statements following the suggestion of the National Economic Council Director that the Consumer...
February 3, 2017
This afternoon, President Donald Trump is expected to issue an executive order “directing the Treasury secretary and financial regulators to come up with a plan to revise rules the Dodd-Frank law...
October 28, 2016 | By Anna Orso | Billy Penn
Deborah Goldstein, the executive vice president of the North Carolina-based Center for Responsible Lending, said confession of judgement clauses have been outlawed in many states because “it...
October 5, 2016
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized their rule this week to make prepaid cards safer. The rule includes many important provisions, such as requiring that the Electronic Funds...