Elizabeth Warren

Elizabeth Warren is the junior Democratic senator from Massachusetts and the former Special Advisor for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She served as Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel in the wake of the 2008-11 financial crisis. Warren, an attorney, received her law degree from the Rutgers School of Law-Newark and has taught at several law schools, including the University of Michigan, the University of Texas School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania. In 1995 she was named the Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law at Harvard, where she has taught contract law, bankruptcy and commercial law. Warren is the author of eight books dealing with economic issues, including credit, bankruptcy and debt. She was the first academic member of the Federal Judicial Education Committee and advised the National Bankruptcy Review Commission on its work in the 1990s, drafting reports and opposing legislation that aimed to limit consumers' ability to file for bankruptcy; she went on to become a member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, a position she held from 2006 to 2010. In 2009 and 2010 Warren was been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine. She has also been named one of the National Law Journal's 50 Most Influential Women Attorneys in America.