Anastasia Caton is an associate in the Washington, DC office of Hudson Cook. Anastasia's practice includes assisting national and state banks, savings associations, mortgage bankers, finance companies and licensed lenders in the development and maintenance of consumer mortgage, automobile finance and other credit programs. Anastasia also advises clients on various aspects of compliance with state and federal servicing and debt collection laws, and the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act. In addition, she assists clients in handling federal government agency (including CFPB, FTC, and DOJ) investigations.
Anastasia is active in the American Bar Association's Consumer Financial Services Committee, and currently serves as the Young Lawyer Liaison to the Debt Collection Practices and Bankruptcy Subcommittee. She is also a member of Receivables Management Association (formerly known as DBA International).
Prior to coming to Hudson Cook, Anastasia was a compliance attorney in the Regulatory Services group at U.S. Bancorp in Washington, DC and was a summer associate at a creditors' rights and commercial litigation law firm in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Anastasia graduated with a degree in Public Policy Studies from Duke University, and earned her J.D. from Tulane University Law School, where she was awarded magna cum laude graduation honors.
Tulane University Law School, J.D. magna cum laude, 2012.
Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property, Managing Editor (2011-2012), Member (2010-2011). Tulane University Law School Domestic Violence Clinic, Student Attorney (2011-2012).
Duke University, A.B. Public Policy Studies, 2009.
Admitted to practice in Maryland, North Carolina, and the District of Columbia
Member of Receivables Management Association (formerly known as DBA International)
Young Lawyer Liaison to the Debt Collection Practices and Bankruptcy Subcommittee of the American Bar Association's Consumer Financial Services Committee
Member of the American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee
Young Lawyer Liaison to the 2014 National Institute on Consumer Financial Services Basics
"Collections: Best Practices and Pitfalls," FiSCA Annual Conference, Washington, DC, October 2016
"What Recent Federal Enforcement Actions Mean for Dealers," New Mexico Independent Auto Dealers Association Annual Convention, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 2016
"Debt Collection Practices and Bankruptcy Subcommittee: Debt Collection Federal Regulatory Update," ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 2015.
"Beer and Basics: CFPB Regulation of Attorney Debt Collectors," ABA Consumer Financial Services Committee Meeting, San Francisco, California, April 2015.
The New Mexico Supreme Court Makes a Flawed Preemption Determination, Basis Points, Issue 56 (May 2014).
The Impending Student Debt Crisis: Reducing the Size of a Looming Bubble, in 2012 HOT TOPICS IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION, Chapter 5 (Steven Alan Childress ed., Quid Pro Books 2012).
It's Hip to be Round: The Functionality Defense to Trademark Infringement, 13 Tul. J. Tech. & Intell. Prop. 269 (2010).