The Federal Trade Commission will host a series of Roundtables around the country to gather information on consumers’ experiences when buying or leasing motor vehicles. The Roundtables will explore consumer protection issues related to the sale, financing, and leasing of cars, SUVs, and light trucks.  The first Roundtable will take place on April 12 at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit.  Wayne State is the co-host of the event. 

Tom Hudson and Michael Benoit have been invited to participate in the first Roundtable event.  Tom will be on a panel discussing how dealer financing works, and Michael will contribute to a discussion of the use of GPS and starter interrupt devices in vehicle finance.

About Hudson Cook, LLP
Hudson Cook, LLP is a 32-lawyer consumer financial services law firm with offices in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, the District of Columbia, and California. The firm represents many of the nation’s top banks, savings associations, holding companies, finance companies 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. For more information regarding the law firm and the publishing company, call Tom Hudson at 410-865-5411 or visit online at and

March 18, 2011