Director, Office of Consumer Protection
As the Director of the Office of the Consumer Protection at the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), Gail Laster has the overall responsibility for NCUA’s fair lending, consumer protection, financial literacy, and chartering programs and policies.
Prior to joining NCUA, Gail Laster was a Deputy Chief Counsel for the House Financial Services Committee. She previously served as General Counsel to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as Director of Governmental Relations for the Legal Services Corporation, and as Counsel to both the Senate Judiciary and Labor and Human Resources Committees. She also participated in drafting many of the consumer protection laws with which credit unions are expected to comply, including the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Gail is a graduate of the New York University School of Law and earned an undergraduate degree from Yale University.