Bureau Deputy Director Johnson leaving; to join law firm next month

The second-in-command at the federal consumer financial protection agency is stepping down and will join a Washington law firm next month.

According to a press release from the law firm, Johnson will join the firm of Alston & Bird as a partner. The law firm indicated the move by Johnson will “expand the firm’s consumer financial services and public policies capabilities.”

Johnson was named the acting No. 2 at the agency in July 2018 by then-Acting Director Mick Mulvaney. He became permanent deputy director in May 2019. He was formerly principal policy director at the agency. Before that, he worked for former House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas).

CFPB Deputy Director Brian Johnson to Join Alston & Bird as Partner in Washington, D.C.