Lisa Gilbert

Vice President of Legislative Affairs


Lisa Gilbert is Public Citizen’s vice president of legislative affairs. Previously Lisa served as the deputy director and then director of Public Citizen’s Congress Watch division. She advocates for government transparency and integrity, financial reform, civil justice and consumer protection.

Prior to joining Public Citizen, Lisa was the democracy advocate for the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, where she focused on good government, ethics and campaign finance reform. She also worked as 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.

Media Appearances:
Lisa has testified before Congress and been quoted in publications such as The New York Times, The Associated Press, The Wall Street JournalThe Washington PostFox News and NPR. She was also a featured contributor to the National Journal’s “Expert Blog” on lobbying and ethics, is a contributor to The Hill, and writes frequently for HuffPost and Yahoo Finance among other publications.