The American Financial Services Association has awarded the 2009 AFSA Distinguished Service Award to Tom Hudson & Robert Cook

Hanover Maryland. -- Hudson Cook, LLP, a nationwide provider of legal compliance services for the financial services industry, announced that the American Financial Services Association has awarded its 2009 Distinguished Service Award to the Firm’s founding partners, Tom Hudson and Robert Cook.

First presented in 1941 the AFSA Distinguished Service Award is the association’s highest award.  It is bestowed to individuals who have contributed to the growth of the financial services industry while also helping to advance the objectives of its national trade association through volunteer service.

The awards will be presented on October 26, 2009, at the opening session of AFSA’s Annual Meeting and Leadership Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington DC.

Jean Noonan, partner in the Firm’s Washington DC office, said “I know of no other individuals who are more deserving of this award than Tom and Robert.  They have dedicated their entire legal careers to the practice of consumer credit compliance and their counsel has been sought by most of the leading financial institutions.” 

Among their many other achievements, Tom and Robert founded the Firm twelve years ago and dedicated its practice to the specialized area of consumer financial services law.  It has since grown to a multi state, 34-lawyer firm while maintaining its focus on the needs of the consumer financial services industry.

About The American Financial Services Association

The American Financial Services Association is the national trade association for the consumer credit industry, protecting access to credit and consumer choice. The Association encourages and maintains ethical business practices and supports financial education for consumers of all ages.


About Hudson Cook, LLP
Hudson Cook, LLP is a consumer financial services law firm with a national practice from offices in California, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Maryland, New York, and Michigan. The firm represents many of the nation’s top banks, savings associations, holding companies, finance companies, auto dealers and others who provide services to auto financing and leasing and mortgage bankers, insurance and securities companies, investment banks and "e-commerce" firms, including several Fortune 500 companies. Hudson Cook's related Internet publishing company,, offers online compliance database and update services, including industry standards CARLAW and HouseLaw.