People on the Move: Mary McLeod, CFPB
The CFPB has announced that Mary McLeod will join the bureau as general counsel, upon the departure of Meredith Fuchs, current general counsel and acting deputy director, in early 2016. McLeod has led the U.S. Department of State’s office of the legal adviser since January 2013, where she advised the secretary and other senior officials on all aspects of the department’s legal work. She joined the Department of State in 1977. Fuchs joined the CFPB in 2011 as principal deputy general counsel before serving as the bureau’s chief of staff, general counsel and acting as deputy director. During her five years at the CFPB, she worked on matters across the full range of the bureau’s governance and policy development.