Pamela Gilbert is a partner in the law firm of Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca, LLP, based in Washington, DC. Cuneo Gilbert & LaDuca fights for consumers, businesses, workers and governments using the tools of litigation, lobbying and public advocacy. Gilbert heads up the lobbying practice at the firm.
Gilbert is the former Executive Director of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). She has over 25 years of experience in consumer advocacy in Washington, D.C. She has testified before the U.S. Congress over 50 times and made dozens of appearances in the national print and electronic media.
Gilbert graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a B.A. in mathematics in 1980 and received her law degree from New York University in 1984 as a Root-Tilden scholar.
Gilbert served as Consumer Program Director at the U.S. Public Interest Research Group from 1984-1989 where she specialized in civil justice and consumer protection issues. She worked for Public Citizen’s Congress Watch, one of Washington’s largest consumer advocacy organizations, first as Legislative Director and then as Executive Director from 1989-1994. She served as Executive Director of the CPSC from 1995-2001, that agency’s senior staff position. After she left the government, Gilbert served as Chief Operating Officer of M&R Strategic Services, a national firm that lobbies and conducts grassroots and media campaigns around public policy issues. Gilbert joined the Cuneo Law Group in 2002 and became a named partner in 2003.