Two Venable Partners, Including Outspoken Dodd-Frank Critic, Join Trump Team

Departures of Andrew Olmem and Daris Meeks signal trouble ahead for post-crisis regulations, CFPB.

, The National Law Journal

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Two Venable partners, including a former lead Republican negotiator on the post-crisis Dodd-Frank financial reforms who has called the Obama-era regulations "heavy-handed," have joined President Donald Trump's administration. Andrew Olmem, who worked on the Dodd-Frank reforms, will serve at the White House National Economic Council, and Daris Meeks was named director of domestic policy for Vice President Mike Pence.

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  • Preben K.

    Prostitution is abound,,,

  • Karl B.

    It occurs to me that innovation in financial products might be part of the problem rather than part of any potential solution. We‘re already pretty good at having trillions of dollar sloshing around speculatively trying to appreciate absent any productive use in the economy.

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