Director of Consumer Protection, Consumer Federation of America
Erin Witte is the Director of Consumer Protection for the Consumer Federation of America. Erin leads CFA’s advocacy efforts in consumer protection, including advocating for consumer protections in Congress and at regulatory agencies, communicating policy positions to the press and the public, organizing meetings with stakeholders on consumer protection issues, and providing educational tools for consumers to help them navigate marketplace challenges.
Erin has over a decade of experience fighting for consumers as a consumer protection attorney. Prior to joining the CFA, Erin was an Assistant Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Virginia, where she litigated consumer protection cases in Virginia state and federal courts. Erin handled matters involving various abusive, predatory and fraudulent business practices, and was able to provide relief to tens of thousands of consumers. Erin also worked in private practice at Surovell Isaacs & Levy in Fairfax, VA (formerly Surovell Isaacs Petersen & Levy), where she represented individual consumer clients against used car dealers, abusive debt collectors, insurance companies, predatory lenders, subprime auto lenders, and medical providers.
Erin also has a public service history of volunteer work with various legal aid organizations, the Fairfax County Office of the Public Defender, and the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. She also has presented at various continuing legal education conferences, providing training and instruction to other attorneys about consumer protection laws.
Erin is a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, VA, and she received her B.A. from Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. Erin and her family live in Northern Virginia.