12 CFR 1070.32 - Service of subpoenas, court orders, and other demands for CFPB information or action.
(a) Except in cases in which the CFPB is represented by legal counsel who have entered an appearance or otherwise given notice of their representation, only the General Counsel is authorized to receive and accept subpoenas or other demands or requests directed to the CFPB or its employees, whether civil or criminal in nature, for:
(2) Official information including, but not limited to, testimony, affidavits, declarations, admissions, responses to interrogatories, or informal statements, relating to material contained in the files of the CFPB or which any CFPB employee acquired in the course and scope of the performance of his or her official duties;
(b) Documents described in paragraph (a) should be directed to the Office of the General Counsel, Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, 1801 L Street, NW., Washington, DC 20036. This authorization for receipt shall in no way affect the requirements of service elsewhere provided in applicable rules and regulations. Acceptance of such documents by the General Counsel does not constitute a waiver of any defense that might otherwise exist with respect to service under the Federal Rules of Civil or Criminal Procedure or other applicable laws or regulations.
(c) In the event that any demand or request described in paragraph (a) is sought to be delivered to a CFPB employee other than in the manner prescribed in paragraph (b) of this section, such employee shall, after consultation with the General Counsel, decline service and direct the server of process to these regulations. If the demand or request is nonetheless delivered to the employee, the employee shall immediately notify, and deliver a copy of that document to, the General Counsel.
(d) Except as otherwise provided in this subpart, the CFPB is not an agent for service, or otherwise authorized to accept on behalf of its employees, any subpoenas, orders, or other demands of federal or state courts, or requests from individuals or attorneys, which are not related to the employees' official duties except upon the express, written authorization of the individual CFPB employee to whom such demand or request is directed.
(e) Copies of any subpoenas, show cause orders, or other demands of federal or state courts, or requests from private individuals or attorneys that are directed to former employees of the CFPB in connection with legal proceedings arising out of the performance of official duties shall also be served upon General Counsel. The CFPB shall not, however, serve as an agent for service for the former employee, nor is the CFPB otherwise authorized to accept service on behalf of its former employees. If the demand involves their official duties as CFPB employees, former employees who receive subpoenas, show cause orders, or similar compulsory process of federal or state courts should also notify, and deliver a copy of the document to, the General Counsel.
Title 12 published on 2014-01-01
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