— Legal compliance services provider Hudson Cook LLP has announced that the
American College of Consumer Financial Services

Lawyers awarded the prestigious Senator William

Proxmire Lifetime Achievement Award to one of its founding partners, Tom Hudson.


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.


College’s Board of Regents presented the award on April 18, 2009, at its annual

dinner, held this year at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver, Canada. 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.

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, Hudson

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 a regular contributor to Special Finance.