Public Policy in Practice with Richard Cordray
Perelman Center for Political Science and Economics, Lower Level Auditorium; 133 S. 36th Street (36th & Walnut St), Philadelphia, PA 19014
Please join Fels Institute of Government for a conversation with Richard Cordray. Rich 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. Most recently, Rich was a candidate for Governor of Ohio in 2018.
During his tenure, the Consumer Bureau brought enforcement actions that returned over $12 billion to 30 million Americans. They created a consumer response system that gave people a voice; more than 1.3 million people had issues resolved by this means. And they adopted new rules to safeguard the multi-trillion-dollar mortgage market and prevent the kind of problems that led to the financial crisis of 2008 and the deep recession that followed.
This event is free and open to the public. Remarks begin promptly at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.