Yesterday, October 12, Rohit Chopra was sworn in as CFPB Director.   Tomorrow, October 14, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET, Ballard Spahr will hold a webinar, “Rohit Chopra Confirmed as New CFPB Director: What to Expect Next?”  Click here for more information and to register.

According to media reports, now former Acting Director Dave

On Tuesday, in a party line vote of 49-48, the Senate voted to advance Rohit Chopra’s nomination to serve as CFPB Director from the Senate Banking Committee to consideration by the full Senate.  (The Committee had voted 12-12, also along party lines, which meant the Senate received Mr. Chopra’s nomination without a recommendation by the

Mr. Hunt shares his perspective on a range of issues, including how Rohit Chopra, CFPB Director-nominee, is likely to approach his new role, the CFPB’s likely approach to innovation and overdraft rulemaking under Mr. Chopra’s leadership, how banks are engaging with data aggregators, the OCC’s role and expectations for a new Comptroller, the status of

The CFPB has issued its Consumer Response Annual Report, which analyzes the approximately 542,300 complaints received by the CFPB between January 1 and December 31, 2020.  The number of   complaints received in 2020 represents a nearly 54% increase over the approximately 352,400 complaints received in 2019.  The report details the trends in consumer complaints

Despite wide-spread expectations that the full Senate will confirm Rohit Chopra as CFPB Director before the end of this month, we now understand that the Biden Administration is likely to seek a delay in Mr. Chopra’s confirmation until it fills the FTC vacancy created by the resignation of former Chairman Joseph Simons. 

Mr. Simons’ resignation

Despite expectations to the contrary, Rohit Chopra faced little in the way of hostile questioning by Republican members of the Senate Banking Committee at the hearing yesterday on his nomination by President Biden as CFPB Director.  It is possible Republican members took a less aggressive approach in questioning Mr. Chopra in order to devote more

In advance of his confirmation hearing tomorrow, the Senate Banking Committee has released the prepared statement of Rohit Chopra, President Biden’s nominee for CFPB Director. 

The brief statement highlights several areas on which Mr. Chopra is likely to focus his attention as CFPB Director.  He raises concern about the financial difficulties faced by consumers as

In Part II of our two-part podcast, we discuss how we expect Rohit Chopra, if confirmed by the Senate, to approach his new role as CFPB Director.  We look at the possible implications of positions taken by Mr. Chopra as FTC Commissioner for how he will use the CFPB’s statutory authorities, his likely approach to