Lisa Gilbert

Director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch Division, Public Citizen

Lisa Gilbert is the director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division. She advocates for government transparency and integrity, financial reform, civil justice, and consumer protection.

Previously, Gilbert was the Democracy Advocate for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, where she focused on good government, ethics, and campaign finance reform. Prior to U.S. PIRG, Gilbert was a campaign director who organized outreach campaigns to pass legislation on social justice and environmental issues for organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign, Sierra Club and Environment Washington.

Gilbert has testified before Congress and been quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and NPR. She was also a featured contributor to the National Journal’s “Expert Blog” on lobbying and ethics, and writes frequently for The Huffington Post, Yahoo Finance, and Think Progress.