According to Politico, the CFPB has named Mary McLeod, formerly the State Department’s top lawyer, to be the CFPB’s new General Counsel.  Ms. McLeod will replace Meredith Fuchs, the CFPB’s current General Counsel who has also been serving as Acting Deputy Director since the departure of Steven Antonakes in July 2015.

Politico also reports that Ms. Fuchs will leave the CFPB in early 2016 and that the CFPB plans to announce next steps on filling the Deputy Director position in the coming weeks.