Bloomberg Law
Oct. 21, 2021, 8:04 PMUpdated: Oct. 21, 2021, 9:00 PM

Ex-Obama Official Tapped to Lead Consumer Watchdog’s Enforcement (1)

Lydia Beyoud
Lydia Beyoud
Corporate Governance Reporter
Evan Weinberger
Evan Weinberger

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau tapped a former Obama-era Justice Department fair lending official to serve as its new enforcement director, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

CFPB Director Rohit Chopra will name longtime civil rights attorney Eric Halperin to lead the bureau’s enforcement division, according to former CFPB staffers and industry sources who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the matter.

Halperin worked in the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division from 2010 through 2014. He served as the acting deputy assistant attorney general overseeing the civil rights division’s fair housing, fair lending and employment non-discrimination enforcement ...

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