Leandra English, who was appointed CFPB Deputy Director by former Director Cordray before his November 2017 resignation, announced today that she will resign as Deputy Director early next week. Ms. English indicated that her resignation was prompted by President Trump’s recent nomination of Kathy Kraninger to serve as CFPB Director.
Ms. English’s announcement was accompanied by a statement from her attorney indicating that he will be filing papers on Monday to terminate her lawsuit against President Trump and Acting Director Mulvaney which is now pending before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. The District Court had previously held that Mr. Mulvaney is the lawful Acting Director.