As rumors swirl that President-elect Trump is planning to remove Director Cordray immediately after January 20th, conflicting views have emerged about his authority to do so before the appeal in PHH is resolved.  We previously blogged about an article written by Aditya Bamzai, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, that asserted the new President could remove Director Cordray while the PHH appeal is pending if the Executive Branch determines that the Dodd-Frank Act’s “for cause” restriction on removal is unconstitutional. … Continue Reading