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CFPB's head of enforcement to leave agency

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Assistant Director of Enforcement Anthony Alexis is leaving the agency.

As the head of the agency's unit responsible for pursuing wrongdoing in the financial services industry, Alexis was tasked with enforcing federal consumer financial laws. Alexis' team investigated cases of potential violations and would take legal action if needed.

A spokesperson for the CFPB confirmed that Alexis would be leaving the agency but declined to offer comment on why he decided to leave or the terms of his departure.

Alexis reported to the head of supervision, enforcement and fair lending Christopher D'Angelo, who reports directly to CFPB Director Richard Cordray.

Alexis was named assistant director of enforcement in January 2015. Prior to that, he served in a number of roles within the CFPB's office of enforcement. Before working at the bureau, Alexis was a partner at Mayer Brown LLP, and before that he worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in the District of Columbia.