Dear Consumer Law & Policy Blog readers,
In September 2006, Jeff Sovern and I decided to start this blog as co-coordinators -- an outgrowth of a discussion we had at Richard Alderman's consumer law conference at the University of Houston Law School. As we explained in our first post, we had in mind a group blog, with diverse contributors from both practice and academia, covering everything from the latest Supreme Court cases and law review articles to legislative battles, news coverage of consumer law, and more.
For me, running the blog has been a great way to help myself stay on top of the issues, despite a busy litigation practice, and learn what's going on in the wide world of consumer law and policy. We've covered the foreclosure crisis, the battle over class-action bans in the courts, the enactment of the Dodd-Frank Act, and much much more. I'm always surprised and pleased when someone at a legal conference comes up to me and tells me that they read the blog every day.
Sadly, today is my last day at Public Citizen and therefore my last day as a co-coordinator of this blog. Starting Monday, I will be joining the General Counsel's office at the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. I'm looking forward to the challenge of helping to build a new consumer agency from scratch, but sorry that I'll have to leave extracurricular activities like blogging behind.
The blog, however, will go on. Jeff will stay on as coordinator and will be joined by Greg Beck and Brian Wolfman, who already posts up a storm. I look foward to reading the blog from my post at the CFPB.