Published in DSNews October 2018 publication.

Richard Cordray, the first director of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (BCFP, formerly the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau), resigned in late November of 2017 after announcing his candidacy for Ohio governor. His departure instigated not only a legal battle over his rightful successor but also raised questions about what direction the Bureau would take in the aftermath of his departure. Under new leadership and an administration with different priorities, what would the BCFP’s guiding principles become?