C. Ryan Barber

CFPB Barred, For Now, From Naming Company Under Investigation

C. Ryan Barber

Another financial-sector company is fighting to keep its name secret as it challenges the power of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to bring an enforcement action. The company, identified only as "John Doe" in a Washington federal trial court, offers pension advance products that allow consu

CFPB Wins New Chance to Defend Single-Director Power Structure

C. Ryan Barber

The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will take a fresh look at a ruling that struck down the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's structure as unconstitutional, setting the stage for a legal fight that carries significant implications for the future of the agency in the Trump admini

Drone Group Airs Concern About Trump's 2-for-1 Regulatory Rollback

C. Ryan Barber

The Commercial Drone Alliance expressed concern that Trump's directive could have "unintended negative consequences on the growth of our industry."

Drone Group Airs Concern About Trump's 2-for-1 Regulatory Rollback

C. Ryan Barber

For many businesses, President Donald Trump's order to cut two existing rules for every new rule was a welcome harbinger for an era of fewer regulations. But the fledgling commercial drone industry—still sorting out the rules federal regulators rolled out in August—isn't so sure Trump's 2-for-1 plan

For Companies, Trump's Tweets Create 'New Category of Risk'

C. Ryan Barber

The inquiries, say one attorney, reflect the anxiety over not just a public relations hit but, possibly, harsher regulatory treatment.

Departing FTC Consumer Protection Chief Talks 26-Year Career, and Change Ahead

C. Ryan Barber

The FTC's Jessica Rich spearheaded rules protecting children's online privacy and sensitive financial information. And as the chief of the consumer protection bureau, she oversaw a $200 million settlement with Herbalife and took enforcement actions against Apple Inc. and Amazon Inc. After 26 years a

For Companies, Trump's Tweets Create 'New Category of Risk'

C. Ryan Barber

President Donald Trump has been tweeting from the hip, targeting companies over their plans to move jobs overseas or, in the case of Nordstrom, over the retailer's decision this week to pull Ivanka Trump's clothing brand from shelves. All of this has the business community on edge. And that means qu

Court Won't Let CFPB Proponents Into Case to Defend Agency

C. Ryan Barber

A federal appeals court on Thursday refused to allow Democratic state attorneys general and other proponents of the Consumer Financial Protection Board to intervene in a case to protect the agency's independence.

Democratic State AGs Push to Protect CFPB From Trump

C. Ryan Barber

More than a dozen Democratic state attorneys general on Monday stepped into a fight to preserve the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as the agency prepares for potential peril under President Donald Trump's administration.

Richard Cordray Invoked Bob Dylan to Lift CFPB's Spirits

C. Ryan Barber

Richard Cordray, director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, turned to Bob Dylan to lift agency staffers' spirits after a federal appeals court ruling found fault with the independence of the Obama-created agency.

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