Monday, September 20, 2010

Pres. Obama Taps Liz Warren to Launch Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Last Friday, President Obama tapped Harvard Prof. Elizabeth Warren to be a Special Assistant to the President to help launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. If the only thing that I knew about her was that she was a Harvard professor, I might wonder if she was some ivory tower academic.

However, I do know better. She was my professor at the University of Texas Law School (granted it was Payment Systems and not Bankruptcy) where I got to observe her up close and personal three times a week.

Even after she left UT, she continued to be one half of the dynamic duo of Warren and Westbrook who would inaugurate each UT Bankruptcy Conference with their current case update, which was part serious academic discussion and part stand up.

Prof. Warren is that unique combination of academic law nerd and someone you might want to have a beer with (which says a lot because I am trying to cut down on carbs). Perhaps nothing says this better than her appearance on The Daily Show this year.

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Congratulations Liz and good luck.

1 comment:

Patches said...

She is Awesome! Great advocate for the middle class.