We first review the views expressed by Director Chopra and CFPB actions taken under his leadership that led the Chamber to launch its campaign.  We then discuss the campaign’s specific components, which consist of digital ads, Freedom of Information Act requests, and letters to Director Chopra.  Our discussion includes an in-depth look at the basis

Director Chopra gave interviews this week to several news reporting outlets including American Banker, Law 360, Politico, and Bloomberg.  Below are some of highlights of the interviews as reported by those outlets, several of which also provided interview transcripts.  We also share our reactions to Director Chopra’s comments.

CFPB priorities and status of rulemaking activity.

CFPB rulemaking was the subject of a new blog post by Director Chopra published last week titled “Rethinking the approach to regulations.”

Director Chopra first discussed the CFPB’s efforts “to move away from highly complicated rules that have long been a staple of consumer financial regulation and towards simpler and clearer rules.”  He indicated that

Delivering the University of Pennsylvania Law School’s 2022 Distinguished Lecture on Regulation yesterday, CFPB Director Chopra addressed the following question: “How do we stop large dominant firms from violating the law over and over again with seeming impunity?”  His remarks made clear that, under his leadership, large companies charged by the CFPB with repeat violations

Having previously worked closely with CFPB Director Chopra while he served as the CFPB’s Acting Director and its first Deputy Director, Mr. Date provides a unique perspective on Mr. Chopra’s views and likely actions as CFPB Director.  We discuss how the CFPB is likely to approach key areas under Mr. Chopra’s leadership, including fair lending

In remarks given on Tuesday to the National Association of State Attorneys General (NAAG), CFPB Director Chopra promoted an aggressive approach to enforcement by both the CFPB and state attorneys general (AGs).

In his most noteworthy remarks, Director Chopra:

  • Identified federal preemption as having played a major role in the 2007-2009 sub-prime mortgage crisis and

After reviewing federal regulators’ traditional theory of redlining, we discuss the types of underwriting practices that are likely targeted by Director Chopra’s recent comments expressing concern about “algorithmic redlining,” examine how the use of machine learning (ML) underwriting models incorporating alternative data can be more inclusive than traditional logistic regression models and result in more

Last week, in advance of Director Chopra’s appearances before the House Financial Services Committee and the Senate Banking Committee, the CFPB issued its Spring 2021 Semi-Annual Report to Congress covering the period October 1, 2020 through March 31, 2021.

With former Director Kraninger having resigned on January 20, 2021, the report primarily reflects CFPB