Diane E. Thompson is currently Managing Counsel in the Office of Regulations at the
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, where she oversees teams working on implementation
of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule and mortgage servicing regulation, among
other things. Previously, she was of counsel with the National Consumer Law Center,
where she was the co-author of the NCLC treatise Truth in Lending and a
contributing author to Mortgage Lending. She is a co-author of NCLC’s report,
At a Crossroads: Lessons from the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP),
a co-author of The Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth: Fulfilling the
Promise of Truth In Lending, 25 Yale J. Reg. 181 (2008), and the author of
Foreclosing Modifications, 86 Wash. L. Rev. 755 (2011). From 1994 to 2007, Ms.
Thompson represented individual low-income homeowners in East St. Louis at Land
of Lincoln Legal Assistance Foundation. While there, Ms. Thompson served as the
Homeownership Specialist, providing assistance to casehandlers representing
homeowners in 65 counties in downstate Illinois, and the Supervising Attorney
of the Housing and Consumer Unit of the East St. Louis office. She has
served on national and local boards, including the National Community
Reinvestment Coalition’s Board and the Metropolitan St. Louis
Equal Housing Opportunity Council’s Board. She was a member of the
Consumer Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Board from 2003-2005.
Between 1995 and 2001, Ms. Thompson served as corporate counsel
to the largest private nonprofit affordable housing provider in the East
St. Louis metropolitan area. She received her B.A.
from Cornell University and her J.D. from New York University.
- Member, Illinois State Bar Real Estate Section