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Matthew Lee

2000 Global Fellow
Founder of Inner City Public Interest Law Project

Matthew Lee 2000 Global Fellow


Inner City Public Interest Law Project secured financial and banking resources for low-income American families by providing advocacy and legal representation on banking issues affecting underserved and low-to-moderate income communities.


Matthew Lee is an American public interest lawyer, author, and founder of two non-profit organizations, Inner City Press and Fair Finance Watch. Both are known for their investigations of the banking industry's treatment of low-income communities of color around the world.

Lee is the author of the non-fiction book Predatory Lending: Toxic Credit in the Global Inner City and the novel Predatory Bender. Lee is also an accredited journalist at the United Nations.

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