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Hudson Cook, LLP Announces Prestigious Award Recognition for Founding Partner

May 18, 2009

Hudson Cook, LLP Announces Prestigious Award Recognition for Founding Partner

The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers has awarded the Senator William Proxmire Lifetime Achievement Award to Thomas Hudson

Hanover Maryland. -- Hudson Cook LLP, a nationwide provider of legal compliance services for the financial services industry, announced that the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers has awarded the prestigious Senator William Proxmire Lifetime Achievement Award to one of its founding partners, Tom Hudson.  The award is reserved for attorneys who make only the most significant contributions to the practice of consumer financial services law.  In the history of the award, it has only been given to two other attorneys that are currently in active practice.

The College’s Board of Regents presented the award on Saturday, April 18, 2009, at its annual dinner, this year held at the Terminal City Club, Vancouver, BC.

The award includes a $3,000 donation from the College that the award recipient may direct to an organization that is active in promoting the public interest in the area of consumer financial services.  Mr. Hudson has named the Legal Aid Bureau, Inc.’s Foreclosure Legal Assistance Project as the donation recipient.  The Legal Aid Bureau, Inc. was founded in 1911 by visionaries who understood the vital importance of civil legal representation for those individuals and families with the fewest resources and the least influence and power in our society.  The organization provides free civil legal services to Marylanders with limited incomes.

Robert Cook, managing partner of the Firm, said “I’m both proud and pleased that the College has selected Tom for this award, and the Firm is honored by his selection.  The College is comprised of the finest consumer financial services lawyers in the nation.  To be recognized as a leader by the College is of particular significance.”  

Among his other achievements, Tom created the monthly legal reporting services CARLAW and HouseLaw, a monthly newsletter for auto dealers, Spot Delivery, and authored or authored and edited three books on the topic of auto sales, finance and leasing.  He is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings, and his articles appear in many industry publications.  

About The American College of Consumer Financial Service Lawyers
Founded in 1996, The American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers is a professional association of lawyers skilled and experienced in handling consumer financial services matters and dedicated to the improvement and enhancement of the practice of consumer financial services law and the ethics of the profession.  Membership in the College is limited to those lawyers whose principal practice is in the field of consumer financial services law, who have achieved preeminence in the field of consumer financial services law and who have made repeated and substantial contributions to the promotion of learning and scholarship in consumer financial services law through teaching, lecturing and published writings.

About Hudson Cook, LLP
Hudson Cook, LLP is a 34-lawyer consumer financial services law firm with offices in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, Michigan and California. The firm represents many of the nation’s top banks, savings associations, holding companies, finance companies, auto dealers and others who provide services to auto financing and leasing and mortgage bankers, insurance and securities companies, investment banks and "e-commerce" firms, including several Fortune 500 companies. Hudson Cook's related Internet publishing company, CounselorLibrary.com, offers online compliance database and update services, including industry standards CARLAW and HouseLaw.

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