Harvey Rosenfield

As Consumer Watchdog’s founder, Harvey Rosenfield is one of the nation’s foremost consumer advocates. Trained as a public interest lawyer, Rosenfield authored Proposition 103 and organized the campaign that led to its passage by California voters in 1988 despite over $80 million spent in opposition (still a record).

He has co-authored groundbreaking initiatives on HMO reform and utility rate deregulation (Proposition 9, 1998). Rosenfield is the author of the book, Silent Violence, Silent Death: The Hidden Epidemic of Medical Malpractice.

Rosenfield, who established Consumer Watchdog in 1985, has worked for the Federal Trade Commission, the U.S. Congress, in private practice, as a staff attorney for Ralph Nader’s Public Citizen Congress Watch and as the Program Director for the California Public Interest Research Group (CalPIRG).

Rosenfield graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College and obtained a joint Law and Masters degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Harvey Rosenfield
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The Mercury Insurance initiative’s lawsuit to stop the Attorney General and us opponents from telling the truth about Proposition 33 – how it will raise auto insurance rates – got tossed out of Sacramento Superior Court last Thursday.

Insurance Reform Needed to Lower Doctors’ Medical Malpractice Rates, California Consumer Watchdog Testifies In New York

New York City, NY – The author of California’s insurance regulatory reform law testified in New York City today that insurance rate regulation is key to preventing medical malpractice insurance companies from price gouging doctors and preserving consumer access to health care.

Bad AT&T Deal Disconnected; Consumer Watchdog Applauds Justice Department for Filing Complaint to Block AT&T/T-Mobile Merger

SANTA MONICA, CA -- Consumer Watchdog applauded the U.S. Justice Department today for filing a civil antitrust complaint to block the AT&T/T-Mobile Merger, calling it a victory for cell phone consumers, and urged the Federal Communications Commission to reject the deal as well.

Consumer Watchdog Warns Regulators Not to Be Fooled Twice by AT&T, Calls For Rejection of Merger with T-Mobile

"Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me."

SANTA MONICA, CA --  Consumer Watchdog urged U.S. and California officials yesterday to reject the proposed AT&T/T-Mobile wireless merger, calling to their attention that AT&T made the same promises of lower prices and better services before the Cingular/AT&T merger seven years ago, only to betray those promises after that merger was approved.

Will the Feds Stand Up to AT&T’s Repeat Rip-Off?

Will federal officials fall for AT&T’s promises and approve its multi-billion dollar merger with T-Mobile, when AT&T made exactly the same promises seven years ago and then betrayed them – costing its cell phone customers a fortune?


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