Harvey Rosenfield

Consumer advocate, blogger at and founder of Consumer Watchdog

As the founder of <a href="" target="_hplink">Consumer Watchdog</a>, Harvey Rosenfield is one of the nation's foremost consumer advocates. He also blogs about the financial crisis at <a href="" target="_hplink"></a>.<br /> <br /> Trained as a public interest lawyer, Rosenfield authored Proposition 103 and organized the campaign that led to its passage by California voters in 1988 despite over $80 million spent in opposition (still a record).<br /> <br /> He has co-authored groundbreaking initiatives on HMO reform and utility rate deregulation (Proposition 9, 1998). Rosenfield is the author of the book <a href="" target="_hplink">Silent Violence, Silent Death: The Hidden Epidemic of Medical Malpractice</a>. (Essential Books, 1994).<br /> <br /> Rosenfield, who established Consumer Watchdog in 1985, has worked for the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Congress, in private practice, as a staff attorney for Ralph Nader's Public Citizen Congress Watch and as the Program Director for the California Public Interest Research Group (CalPIRG).<br /> <br /> Rosenfield graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College and obtained a joint Law and Masters degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.