With President Obama’s re-election and the Democrats’ gains in retaining the United States Senate—including the election of Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts—the future of the Dodd-Frank Act and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is more secure and, as a result, we will likely see an expansion of the CFPB’s virtually unregulated power. Stay tuned to the CFPB-Lawblog for updates and analysis, as we’ll continue to monitor the impact of the 2012 election on the CFPB and the financial services industry.