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Morning Welcome and Keynote, featuring Zixta Q. Martinez

The Economic Justice Summit of the American Bar Association Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice began day two with a virtual morning welcome from Section Chair Juan R. Thomas and ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross. Then, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Deputy Director Zixta Q. Martinez speaks about how unfair, excessive, and surprise junk fees distort the consumer market and disproportionately increase costs for certain populations, including lower-income households and people of color. She discusses how the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, with support from the legal community, can advance economic justice by promoting fair, competitive, and transparent consumer markets.


  • Juan R. Thomas – Chair, ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice; Of Counsel, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer, P.A.
  • Zixta Q. Martinez – Deputy Director, U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Thank You to our Partners

Summit Supporters: Truist, Georgetown University Law Center, DC Bar, American Tax Policy Institute, ABA Section of Taxation, Hip Hop Caucus, Francine J. Lipman & James E. Williamson, Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming

Summit Co-Sponsors: ABA Business Law Section, ABA Center for Public Interest Law, ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, ABA Criminal Justice Section, ABA Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law, ABA Section of State and Local Government Law, ABA Young Lawyers Division


U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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