Hanover, MD - Nicole F. Munro (Nikki), a partner with Hudson Cook, LLP in Hanover Maryland has been appointed as Chair of the American Bar Association Business Law Section’s Consumer Financial Services Committee.  She begins her three-year term as the youngest Chair in the history of the Committee.  Prior to becoming chair, Nikki served as Vice Chair of the Committee for three years, and held Vice Chair and Chair positions on the Programs subcommittee.

The Consumer Financial Services Committee has over 1100 member lawyers practicing in the area of residential real estate and personal property finance, truth in lending; financial privacy, fair credit reporting, federal preemption of state and local laws; electronic delivery of consumer financial services; credit cards; credit discrimination and access to financial services; debt collection and consumer bankruptcy.  The Committee’s members represent both consumer and industry interests, and hail from private practice, government, the non-profit sector, and educational institutions.

Nikki attended the University of Maryland School of Law.  After graduating in 2000, she joined Hudson Cook and has since concentrated her practice on consumer financial services law.  She focuses primarily on motor vehicle and other personal property sales, financing, leasing and forms development.  She has frequently lectured and written on federal and state consumer credit issues, including, CFPB and FTC supervision and enforcement, ESIGN, credit discrimination, auto finance and leasing, and arbitration.  She authored a chapter on OFAC compliance in the CARLAW F&I Legal Desk Book, now in its fourth edition.  Nikki is also a member of the American Financial Services Association and the National Association of Dealer Counsel.

Nikki lives in Maryland with her husband Brian, their two children, Abby and Chris, and rescued Labrador Retriever, Kona. 

Tom Hudson, Chairman of Hudson Cook said “We are very proud of Nikki’s selection to this position.  She is a very able lawyer and a great partner.  Chairing the CFSC is one of the biggest accolades bestowed on a consumer financial services lawyer. Nikki will chair the committee during the most turbulent time the consumer finance industry has faced in recent memory.  Nikki’s extensive knowledge and experience will help guide business law section members through the ever changing legal environment.” 

Hudson Cook, LLP, with offices in Maryland, Washington, DC, Connecticut, New York, California, Maine, Rhode Island, Ohio and Tennessee, is one of the nation’s most highly regarded law firms practicing exclusively in the area of Consumer Financial Services.