djDalié Jiménez is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law and writes about bankruptcy and consumer financial protection. She teaches contracts, bankruptcy, and consumer laws, and is currently working on a large-scale, randomized control trial evaluating the effectiveness of legal and counseling interventions to help individuals in financial distress.

Professor Jiménez spent a year as a policy fellow at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) where she worked on debt collection, debt relief, credit reporting, and student loan issues. She  graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and clerked for the Honorable Juan R. Torruella of the First Circuit Court of Appeals. Her first article, “The Distribution of Assets in Consumer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Cases,” was published in the Fall 2009 by the peer-reviewed American Bankruptcy Law Journal. The article won the Judge John R. Brown Award for Excellence in Legal Writing.

Before law school, Professor Jiménez served as Director of Special Projects and Budget Director in the office of Massachusetts State Senator Jarrett Barrios. Her responsibilities included technology and banking legislation, immigrant and civil rights legislation, Spanish-language media and special projects.  In that capacity, Professor Jiménez drafted bills to require credit reporting agencies to allow Massachusetts consumers to freeze their credit reports; require data collectors to promptly notify consumers in the event of a data breach; require check cashers, payday lenders, and money transfer operators to plainly disclose all fees from their transactions; as well as require out of state mortgage lenders to meet the housing credit needs of low to moderate income residents and neighborhood. Professor Jiménez also worked for Hewlett Packard as a customer privacy officer in their government relations office, and as a policy analyst for the Texas Instruments government relations office championing technology, trade, and commerce issues.

Born in Pinar del Río, Cuba, Professor Jiménez immigrated to the United States via the Canary Islands in Spain.  She graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with dual degrees in electrical engineering / computer science and political science, receiving over $250,000 in merit scholarships to attend college. She is a former board member of the Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting and is currently on the board of the non-profit humanitarian aid organization Friends of Caritas Cubana.

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