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Joel C. Winston

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Professional Experience

Hudson Cook, LLP, 2012 - present.

Practice includes assisting lenders, automobile finance companies, credit card companies, debt collectors, consumer reporting agencies, and other financial institutions in developing and maintaining consumer credit programs, marketing campaigns, and privacy and data security compliance policies and procedures.

Vice President for Government Affairs and Chief Privacy Officer, ID Analytics, Inc., San Diego, CA, 2011 -2012.

Responsible for government relations and corporate compliance with privacy and financial services laws.

Associate Director, Division of Financial Practices, Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC, 2000 – 2005, 2009 – 2011.

Associate Director, Division of Privacy & Identity Protection, Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC, 2005 – 2009.

Assistant Director, Division of Advertising Practices, Federal Trade Commission, Washington DC, 1985 – 2000.

Staff Attorney, Federal Trade Commission, Dallas TX and Washington DC, 1976 – 1985.

Extensive experience at federal consumer protection agency in law enforcement investigations, consent negotiations, and litigation; rulemaking; public policy development; industry guidance; and consumer education in the areas of financial services, privacy, data security, identity theft, and advertising. Recipient of 2008 Presidential Rank Award of Meritorious Executive.


University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, J.D., 1976

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, B.A., 1973

Professional Memberships and Activities

Member, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Consumer Financial Services Committee

Member, Advisory Board, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law

Member, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers

Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals

Certified Information Privacy Professional

Co-editor, Consumer Protection Law Developments, American Bar Association, Section of Antitrust Law, 2009

Member, Michigan State Bar Association (admitted 1976)

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