A Change of Guard at the CFPB

Federalism & Separation of Powers and Financial Services & E-Commerce Practice Groups Teleforum

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On the day he was to resign, former CFPB Director Richard Cordray appointed his former Chief of Staff Leandra English to deputy director. The Dodd-Frank Act states that the deputy director is to “serve as acting Director in the absence or unavailability of the Director.” That day, President Trump appointed Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to serve as the acting director, under authority given to him in the Federal Vacancies Reform Act. On Monday, November 27, the CFPB opened with two directors claiming authority. Two days later, a federal judge denied Leandra English’s request for a restraining order to prevent Mick Mulvaney from serving as the agency’s head.

Professor John C. Eastman will join us to discuss the CFPB and why this battle may not be over.


Prof. John C. Eastman, Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service and Director, Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Chapman University


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