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Justice Department Official Tapped to Lead CFPB Enforcement

Jan. 29, 2020, 7:09 PM

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has selected Thomas Ward, a senior Justice Department political appointee, to lead its enforcement division.

The CFPB announced the appointment internally Wednesday and in a letter to House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-Calif.).

“Mr. Ward is eminently qualified to be the Bureau’s Enforcement Director, as he brings a wealth of experience as both a litigator of complex cases and a manager of other attorneys,” CFPB Director Kathleen Kraninger said in the letter obtained by Bloomberg Law.

Ward is currently deputy assistant attorney general in the Torts Branch of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, ...

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