Richard Cordray, former Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and former Ohio Attorney General, will discuss his new book, Watchdog: How Protecting Consumers Can Save Our Families, Our Economy and Our Democracy. This never-before-published account of Cordray’s position as the inaugural director of the CFPB shows how the Bureau quickly became a powerful advocate for citizens, suing big banks for cheating or deceiving consumers, putting limits on predatory lenders, simplifying mortgage paperwork and stepping in to help solve problems raised by individual consumers. Watchdog not only identifies and describes consumer problems, but also says what can be done about them by our government and by consumers themselves.
Cordray served for six years as the first Director of the CFPB. Before joining the Consumer Bureau, he served as Ohio's Attorney General. He also served as Ohio Treasurer, where he led the State's banking, investment, debt and financing activities. He previously taught at Ohio State's law school and served as a state legislator and as Ohio's first Solicitor General. Cordray has argued seven cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including by special appointment of both the Clinton and Bush Justice Departments.
Copies of Watchdog will be available for purchase and signing courtesy of the Learned Owl Book Shop. Register for this free program online at hudsonlibrary.org or call (330) 653-6658 x1010.