Allison I. Brown is an Acting Assistant Director of the Division of Financial Practices, Bureau of Consumer Protection, at the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, DC. At the FTC, Ms. Brown supervises investigations and litigation regarding a wide range of consumer credit matters. Her areas of expertise are mortgage lending, mortgage servicing, and fair lending. In addition, she lead the FTC's rulemaking proceeding related to debt relief services in 2009-2010. Before joining the Federal Trade Commission staff in 2000, Ms. Brown was a litigation associate with Kirkland & Ellis in Chicago. Ms. Brown graduated from Harvard Law School, with honors, in 1997, and Stanford University, with honors and distinction, in 1994.