Richard Cordray, the first Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), will speak at the American Mortgage Conference (AMC), set for Sept. 9-11 at the Marriott Crabtree Valley in Raleigh, N.C. This announcement comes less than 24 hours after the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Cordray as the head of the Bureau. Prior to joining the CFPB, Cordray served on the front lines of consumer protection as Ohio's Attorney General. He recovered more than $2 billion for Ohio's retirees, investors, and business owners and took major steps to help protect its consumers from fraudulent foreclosures and financial predators. Earlier in his career, Cordray was an adjunct professor at the Ohio State University College of Law, served as a State Representative for the 33rd Ohio House District, was the first Solicitor General in Ohio's history, was a sole practitioner and Of Counsel to Kirkland & Ellis, and he has argued seven cases before the United States Supreme Court, including by special appointment of both the Clinton and Bush Justice Departments. He is a graduate of Michigan State University, Oxford University and the University of Chicago Law School. More than 200 delegates attended the AMC in 2012. They represented 19 different states. We expect an even larger number of attendees from all across the country this coming September. Among the confirmed speakers to date are Joe Smith, Monitor, Office of the National Mortgage Settlement; Mark Yusko, CEO & CIO, Morgan Creek Capital Management; Martin Eakes, CEO, Center for Responsible Lending; Ed Pinto, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute; Tom Vartanian, Partner, Dechert; Frank Nothaft, Vice President & Chief Economist, Freddie Mac; Rick Judson, Chairman, National Association of Home Builders; Michael Copley, Executive Vice President, Retail Lending, TD Bank; Jim Blaine, President and CEO, North Carolina State Employees' Credit Union; Anne Canfield, President, Canfield & Associates; and Michael DeVito, Executive Vice President, Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.