Richard Cordray

Former Director of the CFPB, Author of "Watchdog"

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Richard Cordray

Former Director of the CFPB
Author of "Watchdog"

Speaker 2019, 2020

Richard Cordray served for six years as the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by a bipartisan vote of the Senate. During his tenure, the Bureau returned over $12 billion to 30 million Americans, handled 1.3 million consumer complaints that resolved many individual problems, and adopted new rules to safeguard the mortgage market. He is the author of the forthcoming book, Watchdog, about consumer protection and the role and importance of the CFPB.