Pres. Obama Taps Liz Warren to Launch
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Last Friday, President Obama tapped Harvard Prof.
Elizabeth Warren to be a Special Assistant to the President to help launch the
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. If the only thing that I knew about her
was that she was a Harvard professor, I might wonder if she was some ivory
However, I do know better. She was my professor at the University of Texas Law
School (granted it was Payment Systems and not Bankruptcy) where I got to
observe her up close and personal three times a week.
Even after she left UT, she continued to be one half of the dynamic duo of
Warren and Westbrook who would inaugurate each UT Bankruptcy Conference with
their current case update, which was part serious academic discussion and part
Prof. Warren is that unique combination of academic law nerd and someone you
might want to have a beer with (which says a lot because I am trying to cut
down on carbs). Perhaps nothing says this better than her appearance on The
Daily Show this year.
Liz and good luck.