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Ira Rheingold is Executive Director of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA), an organization dedicated to protecting consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices. At NACA, Mr. Rheingold has testified before both Houses of Congress on various mortgage lending and consumer finance issues, offered commentary before federal agencies charged with regulating financial service industries and protecting consumers, and helped draft amicus briefs on issues of great concern to consumers before the nation’s highest courts. Mr. Rheingold also managed the Institute for Foreclosure Legal Assistance, a joint project of NACA and the Center for Responsible Lending. Currently, Mr. Rheingold serves as the co-chair of the Financial Services Committee of the Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue (TACD) and the Board Chair of the Center for Responsible Lending. Before coming to NACA, Mr. Rheingold worked at the Legal Assistance Foundation of Chicago as a supervisory attorney in charge of the Foreclosure Prevention and Senior Housing Projects. His responsibilities included community outreach and education, legal and policy advocacy and the development of impact litigation against predatory mortgage lenders. Mr. Rheingold also worked as a legal services attorney in Montgomery County, Maryland. At that job, his primary work included welfare advocacy and homelessness prevention. Prior to becoming a legal services attorney, Mr. Rheingold worked as an advocate for low-income community groups in rural Southern Maryland. He is a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center.

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