Democratic Senator from Massachusetts. Professor of Law at Harvard Law School. Consumer protection advocate and bankruptcy expert whose scholarship led to the establishment of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel for the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Named by Time Magazine as one of the most influential people in the world three times.
Senator Warren has a long-standing career as an academic, counting Rutgers School of Law-Newark, University of Houston Law Center, the University of Texas School of Law, the University of Michigan, the University of Texas at Austin, University of Pennsylvania Law School, and Harvard Law School among the institutions at which she has taught. Senator Warren’s scholarship and advocacy efforts eventually led to the establishment of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2011.
Senator Warren has served in an advisory capacity at the National Bankruptcy Review Commission, and was a member of the FDIC Advisory Committee on Economic Inclusion, the National Bankruptcy Conference, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Senator Warren is a former Vice President of the American Law Institute. Senator Warren also chaired the Congressional Oversight Panel, overseeing the implementation of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act.
In 2012, Senator Warren won the general election to become the first female Senator from Massachusetts.
Among other honors, Senator Warren has been named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World in 2009, 2010, and 2015. She was also repeatedly named one of the Fifty Most Influential Women Attorneys in America by the National Law Journal, as well as one of the Forth Most Influential Attorneys of the Decade.