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Lisa Stifler

State Policy, Deputy Director

Lisa Stifler serves as senior policy counsel on CRL's state policy team, and leads its debt collection work. She advises local organizations and lawmakers that are working to eliminate abusive lending and debt collection practices in their states. Lisa also advocates on the national level on abusive debt collection and debt settlement practices, as well as predatory auto and student lending.

Prior to joining CRL, Lisa worked in the areas of civil rights, community economic development, and bankruptcy. She also worked and volunteered for more than six years as an advocate for survivors of domestic violence.

Lisa received her BA degree in English and African American Studies with high honors from Middlebury College in Middlebury, VT. Lisa also received dual degrees in law and social work from the University of North Carolina, where she graduated with honors and was also recognized for her extensive pro bono work as a student. Lisa served as a law clerk for the Honorable Stephen A. Mitchell of the Eastern District of Virginia Bankruptcy Court in Alexandria, VA. When not working, Lisa enjoys running and baking (but not cooking), as well as spending time with her family.

Research & Policy

Our in-depth research of financial practices is intended to guide policymakers and opinion leaders working to improve the state of lending.

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News

April 20, 2018 | By Pymnts.com
Still, even with the stepped-up enforcement, there are concerns that the state AGs can’t go after the really big financial companies such as Wells Fargo or Bank of America. States tend to go after...
April 12, 2018
Oregonians Suffer Liens and Wage Garnishment for Unproven Debts DURHAM, N.C. – Debt buyers are clogging Oregon’s court system with lawsuits often based on sworn statements that the debts are owed...
April 6, 2018
PHEAA Should Drop the Lawsuit; DOE Should Respect State’s Rights to Address Historically Problematic Practices WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA), one...
June 9, 2017 | By Robert Zullo | Richmond Times-Dispatch
Seventeen states plus the District of Columbia either cap interest rates so low that lenders don’t set up shop there or bar the use of a vehicle title as a collateral for a loan, said Lisa...

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