On September 13, 2022, Public Justice and other consumer advocacy groups sent a letter to CFPB Director Rohit Chopra urging the CFPB to limit the use of “forced” arbitration provisions by banks and other consumer finance companies.  According to reports appearing in Law360 and BNA, at a virtual event organized by Public Justice and

According to a report appearing in today’s Law360, CFPB Director Rohit Chopra has indicated that the agency appears unlikely, at least in the near future, to undertake new rulemaking that would regulate the use of consumer arbitration agreements.  The CFPB’s previous rule—which would have forbidden companies from including class action waivers in consumer arbitration

Jon Hill of Law360 was among a group of reporters to whom Director Chopra recently gave a series of interviews in which he provided significant insights into his views on a range of topics.  We review recent CFPB and other agency developments that provide context for Mr. Chopra’s comments, discuss what his comments reveal about

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