Hanover, Md., May 2, 2019 – Tom Hudson, co-founder of Hudson Cook, LLP has been accepted as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation (ABF). The Fellows comprise a global honorary society of attorneys, judges, law faculty, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession and to the welfare of their communities.

Tom is a founding partner of Hudson Cook, now Of Counsel to the firm, and has practiced consumer financial services law since 1973. He has focused his practice on matters relating to vehicle sales, financing and leasing, and his clients include captive foreign and domestic auto finance companies, major banks and independent finance companies, trade associations and companies who supply services to the auto finance and lease industry. Tom has written several books dealing with legal issues in the auto business, and is the co-author of CARLAW® F&I Legal Desk Book, now in its 8th edition released earlier this year. He has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America©since 2009 and has been nationally ranked inChambers USA. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Financial Services Association and the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers and has been named to the National Independent Automobile Dealers Association Ring of Honor.

Membership in the Fellows is limited to one percent of lawyers licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. Fellows are recommended by their peers and elected by the Board of the American Bar Foundation. Fellows demonstrate that they value ABF’s research on the understanding of law and its impact on society.

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About the American Bar Foundation

The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is among the world’s leading research institutes for the empirical and interdisciplinary study of law. An independent, nonprofit organization for more than 65 years, the ABF seeks to advance the understanding and improvement of law through research projects of unmatched scale and quality on the most pressing issues facing the legal system in the United States and the world. www.americanbarfoundation.org

About Hudson Cook, LLP

Since 1997, Hudson Cook, LLP has been advising clients on state and federal consumer financial services, banking and privacy compliance, regulation, enforcement and supervision. With more than 55 attorneys across 13 offices nationwide, our goal is to provide clients answers to their unique needs in a responsive manner. The Hudson Cook team includes former officials with federal regulatory agencies, including the CFPB, FTC and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC); former in-house lawyers from banks, sales finance companies and other financial services institutions; and attorneys with lengthy experience representing many financial services firms as outside counsel. www.hudsoncook.com