Rachel Weintraub is the Legislative Director and General Counsel for Consumer Federation of America (CFA). Previously, she was the Director of Product Safety. Rachel has worked with Consumer Federation of America since 2002. Her primary focus is advocacy on product safety issues. Ms. Weintraub represents CFA on behalf of consumers before the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Congress, state legislatures, and within voluntary standard setting organizations. Additionally for CFA, she works on civil justice, regulatory reform and financial services issues as well as on a wide range of internal legal issues.
Ms. Weintraub testifies on behalf of consumers before Congress and before the Consumer Product Safety Commission concerning numerous product safety issues. Ms. Weintraub frequently talks to the media about product safety and other consumer issues and has spoken about product safety issues at numerous national conferences. Rachel serves on the Board of ANSI and on the F 15 Executive Committee of ASTM. Rachel is a past president of the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization.
Prior to her work for CFA, Ms. Weintraub was a consumer advocate with the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, the national lobbying office for the state PIRGs, from September 1999 until December 2001. While at U.S. PIRG, she represented consumers on product safety, civil justice and health care issues.
In 1999, Ms Weintraub graduated from the Boston University School of Law (JD). She spent her last year of law school at the Georgetown University Law Center where she also worked as a research assistant for the Federal Legislation Clinic. In 1996, Ms. Weintraub graduated phi beta kappa and magna cum laude from Binghamton University (BA).