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

In Part I of our two-part podcast, we are joined by special guest former CFPB Director Richard Cordray.  After discussing the process of transitioning to new leadership, Mr. Cordray shares his thoughts on how Mr. Uejio and, if confirmed by the Senate, Mr. Chopra, are likely to approach their new leadership roles at the CFPB

For our webinar last week, “The Times at the CFPB are A-Changing: Perspectives on the CFPB Under Acting Director Uejio and Director Chopra,”  we were joined by special guest former CFPB Director Richard Cordray.  The webinar looked at the changes that the CFPB is likely to undergo under the leadership of Messrs. Chopra and Uejio

This week has brought 3 major events at the CFPB: the resignation of Director Kraninger, President Biden’s nomination of Rohit Chopra to serve as the next Director, and President Biden’s appointment of David Uejio to serve as Acting Director.

On Tuesday, February 2, 2021, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET, Ballard’s Consumer Financial Services

According to media reports, Director Kraninger has submitted her resignation to President Biden.  President Biden has nominated Rohit Chopra to serve as the CFPB’s next Director and is expected to appoint an individual to serve as Acting Director pending Mr. Chopra’s confirmation by the Senate. 

Several media reports have indicated that Mr. Chopra could serve

The Biden Transition has announced that President-elect Biden has nominated Rohit Chopra to serve as CFPB Director.

Mr. Chopra currently serves as an FTC Commissioner, having been appointed by President Trump in 2018 to fill one of the Democratic seats on the FTC.

The nomination of Mr. Chopra as Director will return him to the