HANOVER, Md. — Hudson Cook LLP, a nationwide provider of legal compliance services for the financial services industry, has announced the addition of Trisha Cacciola as a partner in its Long Island, N.Y. office.

Cacciola brings over 25 years of experience in consumer and commercial auto finance law. She will support the firm’s auto finance and compliance practices, and her experience will further enhance the firm’s ability to provide meaningful and practical advice to its clients.

“Trisha brings skills and knowledge that will fit perfectly in the firm’s practice,” said Tom Hudson, chairman of Hudson Cook LLP.

From 1998 to 2015, Cacciola served as assistant general counsel, and executive director of Chase Auto Finance. Her responsibilities at Chase Auto Finance included regulatory exam management, manufacturer partnerships, fair lending, originations, servicing, collections, defensive litigation, floor plan, marketing, e-commerce, software/vendor contract drafting/negotiation and lobbying. From 1993 to 1998, Cacciola served in the legal department of Bank of America’s predecessor financial institutions, Barnett Bank and NationsBank, supporting consumer and commercial auto finance programs. Prior to Cacciola’s in-house experience, she was an associate for five years with the law firm of Winston & Strawn in their New York office, practicing in the corporate, commercial loan, project finance and bank regulatory departments.

Cacciola is a graduate of New York University School of Law and New York University Stern School of Business and is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York.