Earlier this week, the CFPB announced that it has filed its first enforcement action under the leadership of Acting Director Uejio. The lawsuit was filed in a Virginia federal district court jointly with the Attorneys General of Virginia, Massachusetts, and New York. The complaint names as defendants Libre by Nexus, Inc.… Continue Reading
Leandra English to serve as NYDFS Special Policy Advisor
The New York Department of Financial Services has announced that Leandra English, who formerly served as CFPB Deputy Director, has joined the NYDFS executive team as Special Policy Advisor. As our blog readers may recall, although Ms. English was appointed CFPB Acting Director by former CFPB Director Cordray upon his departure from the Bureau, President Trump appointed Mick Mulvaney to serve as Acting Director. … Continue Reading
D.C. Circuit panel questions Mulvaney’s dual CFPB/OMB roles in English appeal oral argument
On April 12, 2018, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit held oral argument on the appeal brought by Leandra English, CFPB Deputy Director, of the district court’s denial of her application for preliminary injunction. If granted as requested by Ms. English, the injunction would install Ms.… Continue Reading
D.C. Circuit to live stream oral argument in English appeal
The D.C. Circuit will live stream the oral argument scheduled for April 12 in Leandra English’s appeal in her action seeking a declaration that she, rather than Mick Mulvaney, is the lawful CFPB Acting Director. Ms. English has appealed the district court’s denial of her preliminary injunction motion.
In December 2017, the D.C.… Continue Reading
English files reply brief in preliminary injunction appeal
Leandra English has filed her reply brief in her appeal of the district court’s denial of her preliminary injunction motion in her action seeking a declaration that she, rather than Mick Mulvaney, is the lawful CFPB Acting Director. Her brief responds to the DOJ’s opposition brief filed last week with the D.C.… Continue Reading
Three amicus briefs in support of President Trump and Mick Mulvaney filed in English appeal
Three amicus briefs have been filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of President Trump and Mick Mulvaney, who are asking the D.C. Circuit to affirm the district court’s decision denying Leandra English’s motion for a preliminary injunction in her action seeking a declaration that she, rather than Mr.… Continue Reading
DOJ files opposition brief in English preliminary injunction appeal
The Department of Justice has filed its opposition brief in Leandra English’s appeal of the district court’s denial of her preliminary injunction motion in her action seeking a declaration that she is the lawful Acting CFPB Director. Ms. English filed her opening brief with the D.C. Circuit on January 30.
The DOJ relies primarily on the same argument it made to the district court in opposing Ms.… Continue Reading
Democratic lawmakers seek information about reorganization of CFPB Office of Fair Lending
A group of Democratic Senators and House members have sent a letter to Mick Mulvaney and Leandra English expressing concern about Mr. Mulvaney’s announcement that he plans to reorganize the CFPB’s Office of Fair Lending (OFLEO).
Earlier this month, Mr. Mulvaney announced that he plans to transfer the OFLEO from the Supervision, Enforcement, and Fair Lending Division (SEFL) to the Director’s Office, where it will become part of the Office of Equal Opportunity and Fairness (OEOF). … Continue Reading
Five amicus briefs filed in support of English appeal
Five amicus briefs have been filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in support of Leandra English. Ms. English has appealed the district court’s denial of her preliminary injunction motion in her action seeking a declaration that she, rather than Mick Mulvaney, has the legal right to serve as CFPB Acting Director.… Continue Reading
Mulvaney announces new CFPB Chief of Staff
Earlier this week, Mick Mulvaney, President Trump’s designee as CFPB Acting Director, announced that he has appointed Kirsten Sutton Mork as CFPB Chief of Staff. Ms. Sutton Mork has been serving as staff director of the House Financial Services Committee under Chairman Jeb Hensarling. We previously blogged about Mr. Hensarling’s announcement that Ms.… Continue Reading