CFPB Lawyer Kristen Donoghue Is Picked for Agency’s Enforcement Chief - ABI

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau plans to name Kristen Donoghue, the top deputy under outgoing enforcement chief Anthony Alexis, to lead of the Obama-era agency’s effort to police the financial industry, the National Law Journal reported. Donoghue is a longtime agency lawyer who was widely seen as a likely successor to Alexis, a former federal prosecutor and Mayer Brown partner who took over as acting enforcement chief in July 2013 before being appointed the division’s permanent director in January 2015. The CFPB confirmed yesterday that Donoghue had been picked to replace Alexis, whose last day will be Nov. 17.

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