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Lucy Carlson

U.S. Department of Justice
Acting Deputy Chief for Fair Lending
Washington, DC, USA

Lucy Carlson
U.S. Department of Justice
Washington, D.C.


Lucy G. Carlson is acting deputy chief in the Civil Rights Division’s Housing and Civil Enforcement Section’s fair lending unit, which was established by the Attorney General in 2010.  While at the Department of Justice, Ms. Carlson has investigated and resolved numerous fair lending matters, including United States v. Fifth Third Bank alleging discrimination in indirect auto lending, and United States v. Eagle Bank alleging redlining discrimination.  Before joining the lending unit Ms. Carlson investigated and litigated fair housing cases, including United States v. Sterling which is the largest monetary payment ever obtained by the department in the settlement of a case alleging housing discrimination in the rental of apartments.

Ms. Carlson is the recipient of the John Marshall Award for participation in litigation, the Department of Justice’s highest award offered to attorneys.

Ms. Carlson is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the William & Mary Law School.  Prior to joining the Department of Justice, she worked at Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLC in Washington, D.C., and clerked for the Hon. Wayne Alley in the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma.


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