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Michael A. Benoit

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Professional Experience

Hudson Cook, LLP 1997-2005; 2006- Present. Michael is a partner in the Washington DC office of Hudson Cook, LLP. He advises banks, sales finance companies, auto dealers, leasing companies, mortgage lenders, 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 financial services trade associations. 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, as well as matters involving the Federal Trade Commission and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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, the Mortgage Banker Magazine, among others, and he writes monthly columns for Auto Finance News and F&I Showroom magazine. Speaking engagements include the Auto Finance Summit, the Consumer Bankers Association CBA Live!, the American Financial Services Association (AFSA) Vehicle Finance Conference, the AFSA Independent's Conference, the National Automobile Dealers Association Annual Conference, the Conference on Consumer Finance Law, the American Bar Association, and numerous other national programs.

Mavent Inc., Irvine, California, 2005 - 2006. Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Corporate Secretary.

Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff, LLP, Cleveland, Ohio, 1993-1997. Associate

Professional Musician, 1978 - 1990.


Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Juris Doctor., Cum Laude, 1993.

The University of Michigan, Master of Music, 1987.

University of Miami, Bachelor of Music, Magna Cum Laude, 1984.

Professional Memberships and Activities

Ohio State Bar (admitted 1993); District of Columbia Bar(admitted 2004).

Fellow, American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.

Vice-Chair, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Consumer Financial Services Committee, Personal Property Subcommittee

Member, American Bar Association, Section of Business Law, Cyberspace Law Committee.

Member, American Financial Services Association, Law Committee and State Governmental Affairs Committee.

Counsel to Vehicle Finance Subcommittee of the American Financial Services Association Law Committee,

Charter member, American National Standards Institute X9 E-Contracting Standards Task Force

Past Member, Executive Committee, Mortgage Bankers Association, Alt-A and Nonprime Council

Member, Ohio State Bar Association, Bankruptcy, Banking and Commercial Law Committee; Consumer Credit Subcommittee.

Past Director, National Home Equity Mortgage Association.

Past Chair, National Home Equity Mortgage Association, Business Technology Committee.

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