Eric Blankenstein, a top Consumer Financial Protection Bureau lawyer who came under fire last year over past writings that were viewed as racist, plans to step down at the end of the month, according to sources familiar with the matter.

A former associate at Williams & Connolly, Blankenstein joined the CFPB in late 2017 under the leadership of the agency’s Trump-appointed acting director, Mick Mulvaney, who has since become the interim White House chief of staff. As a senior adviser to Mulvaney, Blankenstein took a lead role reviewing the CFPB’s pending investigations and cases, presiding over a period in which the bureau ratcheted down its once-aggressive enforcement efforts.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]