Providing further confirmation that the CFPB plans to ramp up its enforcement efforts under its new leadership, the CFPB is recruiting one or more attorneys from other federal agencies to work in its Office of Enforcement.  The position is described as a detail for 6 months, with a possible option to extend, in which the attorney would keep his or her position of record at the other agency while serving on the detail.

The posting follows a blog post published last month by Acting Director Uejio in which he announced that the Bureau has launched “an effort to recruit attorneys at all experience levels to join our team.”  The Bureau’s job posting (which was linked to Mr. Uejio’s blog post) stated that the Bureau “is currently working to ramp up the vigor of our oversight of consumer financial laws.”  It included all of the Bureau’s attorney groups, including the Offices of Enforcement, Regulations, Supervision Policy, Fair Lending and Equal Opportunity, and the Legal Division.