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Tara Twomey

National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center
Carmel, CA
She is currently Of Counsel to the National Consumer Law Center and the Executive Director for the National Consumer Bankruptcy Rights Center. Ms. Twomey also serves as the Consumer Claims Trustee in the chapter 11 cases of Ditech Holding Corporation and its affiliates. In 2021, she was appointed by Chief Justice Roberts to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules.

Ms. Twomey has been a Lecturer in Law at Stanford Law School, Harvard Law School and Boston College Law School. She is a former Clinical Instructor Harvard Law School’s Legal Services Center where her practice focused, in part, on sustainable homeownership for low and moderate-income homeowners. This practice area included foreclosure prevention and bankruptcy. She has taught numerous programs in the areas of bankruptcy and consumer credit issues and has testified before Congress on mortgage servicing problems. Ms. Twomey is a conferee of the National Bankruptcy Conference and a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy. She is also a contributing author to the Collier Bankruptcy Practice Guide and contributing author of several books published by the National Consumer Law Center, including Mortgage Servicing and Loan Modifications.

Ms. Twomey earned her J.D. from Boston College Law School, summa cum laude and received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego. After law school, she served as a law clerk for Chief Justice Herbert P. Wilkins of the Massachusetts Supreme Court. Subsequently, Ms. Twomey received a two-year Skadden Fellowship.