Lisa Sitkin is Managing Attorney at Housing and Economic Rights Advocates (HERA). Ms. Sitkin has been practicing law since 1997, when she graduated from the Stanford Law School. Prior to joining HERA, Ms. Sitkin litigated civil rights, media law, intellectual property and advertising cases, as well as providing advice and counseling to reporters, publishers, businesses and individuals on matters ranging from intellectual property to libel law to fair credit reporting. 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 several times before committees of the California State Senate and the California State Assembly regarding mortgage servicing and foreclosure.