The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Monday that it was making several changes to senior leadership spots at the agency in the wake of a key defection.Kelly Thompson Cochran will now serve as the acting assistant director for regulations at the agency, following the departure last week of Leonard Chanin (see subhead below), who left that position to return to Morrison & Foerster.

Cochran previously served as the deputy assistant director for regulations, and will now oversee all of the CFPB's rulewriting related to Dodd-Frank, including several mortgage-related regulations. Cochran previously worked for the Treasury Department on consumer protection issues.

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