The staff are part of new director Rohit Chopra’s team at the bureau.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently announced changes within the bureau, including a new assistant director for the Office of Supervision Policy and assistant director for the Office of Enforcement.
“Lorelei Salas and Eric Halperin are both distinguished public servants with deep expertise in consumer protection,” said CFPB Director Rohit Chopra in a news release. “Together, they will be effective watchdogs over the financial marketplace, especially when it comes to stopping repeat offenders.”
Salas joins the CFPB as assistant director for Supervision Policy and will also serve as the acting assistant director for Supervision Examinations. From 2016 to 2021, Salas served as commissioner of the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection, overseeing hundreds of inspectors, attorneys and other professionals to protect city residents.
Halperin comes to the CFPB as assistant director for the Office of Enforcement. Halperin has served in several positions in the nonprofit and government sectors. Most recently, Halperin was CEO of Civil Rights Corps. From 2010 to 2014, Halperin served in leadership roles in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department, first as special counsel for Fair Lending and later as acting deputy assistant attorney general overseeing the division’s fair housing, fair lending and employment enforcement programs.
To read the complete news release from the CFPB, click here.