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