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Erin
Caddell

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Erin Caddell

Erin leads Global Counsel’s efforts in the US from its office in Washington, DC.

Prior to joining Global Counsel in 2020, Erin served for eight years as director of research with Capstone LLC, a policy analysis firm based in Washington. Before Capstone, Erin built a 15-year career in investment management, investment banking, equity research and journalism in Washington, New York and New Hampshire.

At Global Counsel, Erin advises US-based and multi-national corporates and investors on the ways in which federal and state government action will affect their operations and holdings in the US in the near, medium and long-term, across a range of regulated industries. Erin also coordinates with GC’s international network of analysts to provide insights on global policy issues for US clients.

Latest Insights by Erin Caddell

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The progressives strike back: Biden nominates FTC Commissioner as CFBP Director

Financial Services

This week US President Joe Biden nominated Rohit Chopra, currently a Democratic commissioner with the Federal Trade Commission, as Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), the lead US consumer-finance regulator, heralding a more activist period for the CFPB following the more business-friendly approach of the Trump era. Kathleen Kraninger, the Trump…

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New US consumer debt collection regulations are a boon for larger players

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Unnoticed by most amidst the tragedies and dramas of 2020, US regulators last month completed a years-long effort to update the rules surrounding the unglamorous but important function of collecting delinquent consumer debt. Effective November 2021, the new rules are a positive for larger US-based debt-collection firms, which buy or service non-performing loan portfolios…

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As Biden’s cabinet takes shape, Yellen’s appointment as Treasury Secretary emphasises stability over ideology

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With President-elect Joe Biden’s transition officially underway following the certification of voting results in several key battleground states, Biden has shifted his focus to naming his Cabinet and other key advisors for his administration. Biden’s appointments can serve as barometer as to how he will balance the progressive and moderate wings of his party. Given the…

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US Election: A tight race and no landslide for Biden and Dems tempers progressive agenda both domestically and abroad

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Whatever the outcome of America’s election – which for both the presidency and Senate remained too close to call as of early Wednesday morning in the US – the blowout victory that Democrats were hoping for did not materialise. This has implications for both US domestic and foreign policy regardless of the final outcome. Both are likely to be more moderate and more…

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