"Election Implications for the CFPB"

The election of a Republican President and Republican Congress raises many questions regarding the leadership and regulatory activism of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB" or "Bureau") as we know it. This Stroock Special Bulletin addresses some of those questions, including whether new CFPB leadership is likely to be installed soon, whether the CFPB is likely to become more reticent in its regulatory activities, and whether the financial services industry will face a lower threat of enforcement action.