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CFPB Announces Additions to Leadership

The ""Consumer Financial Protection Bureau"":http://www.consumerfinance.gov/ recently unveiled several recent changes of guard for senior personnel.

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The bureau said in a release last week that Kelly Thompson Cochran, Chris Lipsett, Stephen van Meter, and Delicia Reynold Hand would move into senior roles.

Cochran will transition from her role as deputy assistant director into a new office as acting assistant director for regulations. She previously held authority for rulemaking preparations and helped finalize recent proposals on the table.

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Lipsett arrives at a new role with the bureau as senior counsel in the office of CFPB Director Richard Cordray. He arrives from his position as a partner in the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, where he focused on regulation and compliance in his area of practice.

Van Meter will take up a new position as deputy general counsel, a change from his past role as assistant general counsel for policy with the CFPB. He previously served as assistant general counsel for policy with the bureau, following a change from the Federal Reserve's legal division.

Hand will now serve as staff director for the CFPB's Consumer Advisory Board and Councils, where she will help coordinate and evaluate reports from advisory board members. She previously served as legislative director for the National Association of Consumer Advocates.

""I am pleased to announce these new additions and updates to the CFPB leadership team,"" CFPB Director Richard Cordray said in a statement. ""We look forward to welcoming them as we continue to work on behalf of the American consumer. We are also grateful to Leonard Chanin for his guidance in building this agency and for furthering our mission to make markets work for consumers.""

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