Partner, Hudson Cook, LLP
Michael A. Benoit
Michael Benoit is the Chairman of Hudson Cook, LLP and a partner in the firm’s Washington DC office. He advises banks, sales finance companies, auto dealers, leasing companies, and other creditors and technology providers on a wide range of consumer financial services law, and provides federal legislative and regulatory advice and support to trade associations involved in vehicle finance. His practice focuses on compliance with federal and state laws pertaining to consumer credit, electronic commerce, privacy, telemarketing, personal property financing, and leasing and collection practices.
Michael is a frequent speaker and author on a variety of consumer financial services law topics. His articles have appeared in the American Bar Association’s Business Law Journal and the Mortgage Banker Magazine, among others, and he writes a monthly column for Auto Finance News. Speaking engagements include the Auto Finance Summit, the Consumer Bankers Association CBA Live!, the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) Vehicle Finance Conference, the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, the American Bar Association, and numerous other national programs.
Michael is a member of the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law, and participates in the leadership of its Consumer Financial Services committee as Chair of the Personal Property Finance Subcommittee. He is a member of the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) State Government Relations and Business Technology committees, as well as counsel to the AFSA Law Committee’s Vehicle Finance Subcommittee. In addition, Michael is a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, “a professional association of lawyers particularly skilled and experienced in handling consumer financial services matters and dedicated to the improvement and enhancement of the skill and practice of consumer financial services law and the ethics of the profession.”