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The CFPB Turns 10: Evaluating America’s Youngest Federal Financial Regulator

Virtual Conference

July 19, 2021

On July 19, 2021, the Federalist Society hoste a virtual conference moderated by Mr. Brian Johnson, Partner at Alston & Bird LLP and former Deputy Director of the CFPB and Chief Financial Institutions Counsel of the House Financial Services Committee. 

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12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Hon. Kathy Kraninger Keynote Address

The CFPB Turns 10: Evaluating America’s Youngest Federal Financial Regulator

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Financial Services • Financial Services & E-Commerce
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On July 19, 2021, the Federalist Society's Financial Services and E-Regulation Practice Group sponsored an online conference titled "The CFPB Turns 10: Evaluating America's Youngest Federal Financial Regulator." Former Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Director Kathy Kraninger offered the keynote address, reflecting on her tenure at the CFPB.

Featuring:

  • Hon. Kathy Kraninger, Former Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Moderator: Brian Johnson, Partner, Alston & Bird

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

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1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Panel 1: What is the CFPB's Legacy?

The CFPB Turns 10: Evaluating America’s Youngest Federal Financial Regulator

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Financial Services • Financial Services & E-Commerce
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On July 19, 2021, the Federalist Society's Financial Services and E-Commerce Practice Group sponsored an online conference titled "The CFPB Turns 10: Evaluating America’s Youngest Federal Financial Regulator." The first panel of the conference asked "What is the CFPB's Legacy?".

Ten years after first opening its doors, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau remains one of the most controversial agencies in the federal government. What is it about the agency that continues to inspire partisan passions, and how can the CFPB’s legacy be objectively assessed? This panel will examine the CFPB’s successes and failures over the past decade and evaluate the effect it has had on consumers, industry, and financial markets.  The panelists include two former Deputy Directors, each of whom served under both former Director Cordray and former Director Kraninger.

Featuring:

  • Tom Pahl, Former Deputy Director, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • David Silberman, Former Acting Deputy Director and Associate Director for Research, Markets, and Rulemaking, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
  • Moderator: Brian Johnson, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

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2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.
Panel 2: What Does the CFPB's Future Hold?

The CFPB Turns 10: Evaluating America’s Youngest Federal Financial Regulator

Topics: Administrative Law & Regulation • Financial Services • Financial Services & E-Commerce
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On July 19, 2021, the Federalist Society's Financial Services and E-Commerce Practice Group sponsored an online conference titled "The CFPB Turns 10: Evaluating America’s Youngest Federal Financial Regulator." The conference concluded with a panel titled "What Does the CFPB's Future Hold?".

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Seila Law last year struck down statutory conditions on the removal of the CFPB Director from office as a violation of the Constitution’s separation of powers. The Biden Administration used this decision to abruptly change the leadership of the CFPB six months ago. This panel will discuss the priorities and actions of the CFPB under this new leadership, and the expected priorities of the agency under its next confirmed Director. The panel will also discuss what should be the future direction of federal consumer financial law and CFPB policy going forward. Specifically, how should the CFPB or consumer law and policy be reformed to improve consumer welfare and the efficient functioning of consumer finance markets? The panelists include a leading national consumer financial services lawyer and two law professors, both of whom also worked for the CFPB.

Featuring: 

  • Todd Zywicki, Foundation Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University; Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, Cato Institute
  • Chris Peterson, John J. Flynn Endowed Professor of Law, University of Utah's S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • Nanci Weissgold, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP
  • Moderator: Brian Johnson, Partner, Alston & Bird LLP

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As always, the Federalist Society takes no position on particular legal or public policy issues; all expressions of opinion are those of the speaker.

 

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