HANOVER, Md. — Hudson Cook LLP recently announced the addition of Jeffrey Levine as a partner tasked with establishing the firm’s New York office. 

Levine’s practice will focus on helping financial institutions, sales finance companies, motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers to establish and maintain automobile financing and leasing programs, as well as help private student loan providers and servicers establish and maintain private student loan programs. He will also leverage his regulatory exam management experiences to support bank and non-bank clients with their federal and state regulatory exams. 

“Jeff brings a wealth of experience to us,” said Tom Hudson, Chairman of Hudson Cook LLP. “He has a comprehensive background in automotive financing and lease matters, and has a deep student loan legal background, as well. Jeff has been involved in the [Consumer Financial Protection Bureau] and other regulatory compliance exams, giving us ‘hands-on’ experience in dealing with the regulators. He’s a welcome addition to our firm.”

Before joining Hudson Cook, Levine served as senior vice president and general counsel for JPMorgan Chase’s Auto Finance and Student Lending businesses, where he was a member of the executive committee and managed all legal and compliance matters from 1993 to 2013. Levine also served as the president of JPMorgan Chase’s Student Lending business, from 2002 to 2005, where he was responsible for restructuring the business from a joint venture to a fully in-sourced business model. 

Levine earned his law degree at St John’s University School of Law and graduated cum laude. He attended Long Island University where he earned a B.A. in Economics, graduating magna cum laude. He is a member of the New York State bar.