Elliot Burg graduated from Cornell University summa cum laude and from Harvard Law School magna cum laude. From 1976 to 1980, he worked as a staff attorney at Vermont Legal Aid, and from 1980 to 1986 as Director of the South Royalton Legal Clinic at Vermont Law School. In 1987, Mr. Burg joined the Vermont Attorney General’s Office, where he has served, and continues to serve, as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Section. In that position, he oversees investigations, handles litigation and rulemaking, appears in the Vermont Legislature on behalf of his Office, and is responsible for consumer education initiatives.
At present, much of his work focuses on telemarketing fraud (including third-party and banking issues), charities fraud, and matters involving consumer protection and environmental health. He is a member of the newly-created Vermont Commission on International Trade and State Sovereignty and received one of the 2002-2003 Marvin Awards for “outstanding leadership, expertise and achievement in advancing the goals of the National Association of Attorneys General.”