Lisa Sitkin is Managing Attorney at Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA). She has been practicing law since 1997. Prior to joining HERA, Ms. Sitkin litigated civil rights, media law, intellectual property and advertising cases and provided advice and counseling to reporters, publishers, businesses and individuals. At HERA, Ms. Sitkin counsels individual clients, serves as a consumer advocate with lenders, loan servicers and legislative bodies, and assists with mortgage servicing, predatory and unfair lending litigation. Since joining HERA, Ms. Sitkin has conducted numerous workshops and trainings regarding mortgages, foreclosures, loan modification and foreclosure rescue scams, including programs produced by the Practicing Law Institute and the National Consumer Law Center. Ms. Sitkin has also testified many times before the California State Legislature and other governmental bodies regarding mortgage servicing and foreclosure. She was one of the original drafters of the bill that ultimately became the California Homeowner Bill of Rights.