August 26, 2013 by sourceoftheweek
Norma P. Garcia is a Senior Attorney and Director of the Financial Services Program for Consumers Union, the policy and advocacy division of Consumer Reports magazine. In 2000, Norma was a National Trial Lawyer of the Year Finalist by the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice for her contribution to the public interest while serving as co-counsel on the litigation team which successfully defended Consumers Union in a multi-million dollar lawsuit brought by Isuzu Motors Ltd.
Since joining Consumers Union’s staff in 1992, Garcia has become a recognized national and international expert in mortgage lending, credit, finance and insurance regulatory law and policy. Her expertise has been cited in national and local media, appearing on ABC’s WZZM13, St. Louis Post Dispatch and the Washington Post.
Previously, Garcia served as expert advisor and witness on technical matters for legislators and legislative staff and has negotiated and successfully lobbied for the passage of significant consumer protection legislation. She also served as co-counsel on the Consumers Union litigation team which in 2007 successfully defended landmark anti-discrimination insurance regulations which will save California consumers billions in automobile insurance premiums.
Senior Attorney and Director of the Financial Services Program for Consumers Union
Areas of Expertise: Mortgage Lending, Credit, Finance and Insurance, Regulatory Law and Policy
Location: San Francisco, CA
Phone: (415) 431-6747 ext 107