On December 17, the CFPB announced that Mary McLeod will join the Bureau in early 2016 as its General Counsel. McLeod will replace Meredith Fuchs, who announced her departure from the Bureau earlier this year and is currently serving as the CFPB’s General Counsel and Acting Deputy Director. McLeod first joined the State Department in 1977 and has headed the Office of the Legal Adviser of the State Department since January 2013.