Elizabeth M. Lynch is a staff attorney in the Foreclosure Prevention Project at MFY Legal Services, Inc. Elizabeth represents homeowners in the judicial foreclosure process in Queens and Staten Island. Through representation at settlement conferences as well as through litigation, Elizabeth assists homeowners in modifying their current mortgages in an attempt to keep them in their homes. In August 2011, Elizabeth drafted a white paper entitled "Justice Deceived: How Large Foreclosure Firms Subvert State Regulations Protecting Homeowners," a study documenting New York foreclosure law firms' systemic patterns of abuse of the court-based settlement conference process. This white paper formed the basis of MFY's class action against Steven J. Baum, P.C. and Steven J. Baum individually which is currently pending in the Eastern District of New York. New York's Office of Court Administration is currently in the process of amending its regulations to address the problems described in Justice Deceived. Elizabeth graduated summa cum laude from the University of Albany (SUNY), received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and was a Fulbright scholar at Peking University in Beijing.