N.Y. Hires Former CFPB Deputy Who Lost Leadership Fight

Jan. 14, 2020, 3:18 PM

The New York Department of Financial Services is adding some inside knowledge of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s workings as the state regulator boosts its oversight of consumer financial markets.

The state agency’s Superintendent Linda Lacewell announced on Jan. 14 the hiring of Leandra English, who briefly battled acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney for the role of acting CFPB director. English will serve as a special policy advisor for the DFS and will report directly to Lacewell.

English served in several managerial positions during her tenure at the CFPB, including as deputy director, chief of staff to ...

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