Hudson Cook, LLP, 2000 - present.
Assist national and state banks, savings associations, credit unions, mortgage bankers, sales finance companies, automobile manufacturers, and other licensed lenders in the development and maintenance of nationwide consumer mortgage, automobile finance, electronic commerce, and personal information privacy programs.
Attorney, Los Angeles, CA, 1997-99. Diverse legal practice; areas included insurance, entertainment, corporate law. Served as legal affairs counsel for record, production, and re-issue record companies. Appeared in proceedings in front of United States District Court and United States Bankruptcy Court.
Law Clerk, Tillinghast, Licht, and Semonoff, Providence, Rhode Island, 1997. Areas of law included banking, secured transactions, bankruptcy and litigation support.
Professional Memberships and Activities
Member, State Bar of California (Admitted 1997); Section of Business Law, Consumer Financial Services Committee, 2003 - 2009.
Member, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Consumer Financial Services Committee, 2000 - Present; Cyberspace Law Committee, 2002 - Present; Section of Science & Technology, Electronic Commerce and Privacy Committee, 2003 - Present.
Member, Accredited Standards Committee X9, Financial Industry Standards, X9C1-Electronic Contracting Automotive Retail Financing-Originations Working Group, 2003 - Present.
Member, Beverly Hills Bar Association, 1997 - Present.
Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association, 1997 - Present.
Member, California Mortgage Bankers Association, 2000 - Present.
Speeches and Publications
Co-Moderator, Developing and Implementing an Integrated Information Privacy and Security Program, ACI Privacy & Security of Consumer Information in Financial Institutions (January 2004), with Joe Cartee and Robbie Frye.
Co-Author, New Privacy Rights for Californians, Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, v. 57 Nos. 2-4 (Spring-Fall, 2003), with Elizabeth A. Huber.
Speaker, Dealer Issues, Conference on Consumer Finance Law: Auto Finance Conference (September 2003).
Co-Speaker, State Legislative and Regulatory Update, Mortgage Bankers Association Quality Assurance Conference (August 2003), with Michael Pfiefer and Don Lampe.
Co-Speaker, Update on the GLB Act and Related Privacy Requirements, Conference on Consumer Finance Law: The New Federal Business Laws: Privacy; Anti-Terrorism; Corporate Responsibility; and Bankruptcy (December 2002), with Elena Lovoy.
Author, The FTC Safeguards Rule: Standards for Safeguarding Consumer Financial Information, Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, v. 56 Nos. 3-4 (Summer and Fall 2002).
Co-Speaker, The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Privacy Provisions, Conference on Consumer Finance Law: Short Course on Consumer Law (March 2002), with Elizabeth A. Huber.
Co-Speaker, State and Federal Laws Governing Vehicle Financing and Leasing (including the UCLA), Conference on Consumer Finance Law: Short Course on Consumer Law (March 2002), with Elizabeth A. Huber and Robert Stempler.
Co-Speaker, Fraud and Misrepresentations; State UDAP and Consumer Protection Laws, Conference on Consumer Finance Law: Short Course on Consumer Law (March 2002), with Jacqueline S. Akins and Lawrence A. Young.
Co-Speaker, The U3C and Other State Laws, Conference on Consumer Finance Law: Short Course on Consumer Law (March 2002), with Nicole F. Munro.
Co-Author, The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Privacy Provisions Update, Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Short Course on Consumer Law (March 2002), with Elizabeth A. Huber.
Author, Financial Privacy: FTC Proposed Rule on Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information; MortgageDaily.com, September 20, 2001; Basis Points®, v 1, Issue 1 (November 2001).
Co-Author, Privacy Update: The FTC Privacy Regulations under Title V of Gramm-Leach-Bliley - Part 1, Business Law News, The State Bar of California, Volume XXI, Issue 4, Fall 2001, with Elizabeth A. Huber.
Author, Privacy Sentry: A New Role for Financial Institutions, CARLAW, February 2001.
Author, Colorado House Bill 1185: A New and Improved Uniform Consumer Credit Code, HouseLaw (August 2000) and CARLAW (August 2000); Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report, v 54, No. 4 (Fall 2001).
Author, The 1996 Landmine Protocol: An Impetus of Human Wreckage? California Western International Law Journal (Fall 1996).