OCC's Latest Hire Shows Push For Fair-Lending Crackdown

Law360, New York (February 7, 2013, 7:25 PM EST) -- The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency on Thursday appointed a former U.S. Department of Justice official to head its consumer law section, signaling that the agency means to make good on vows to toughen its stance on consumer protection issues like fair lending.

Attorneys say the OCC's announcement that Donna Murphy will be the director of the community and consumer law section in its law division is a sign that the comptroller's office, which had been heavily criticized by consumer advocates for being too...
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