Attorney Christopher J. Willis was interviewed by LXBN TV soon after President Barack Obama’s controversial recess appointment of former Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to serve as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, ending a stalemate in the Senate where his nomination was blocked by Republicans. In the interview, Mr. Willis explains that the CFPB was legally unable to exercise some of its powers without a director. He also describes the President’s recess appointment as “controversial and confrontational,” and predicts that the CFPB will be “very active” in the coming months.

Mr. Willis is a partner in Ballard Spahr's Litigation Department and a member of the Consumer Financial Services, Mortgage Banking, and Commercial Litigation Groups. He also chairs the firm's Collection Documentation Task Force.