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Eric Johnson
Eric L. Johnson
Partner
405.602.3812    
Oklahoma
8524 South Western Avenue
Suite 114
Oklahoma City, OK 73139
405.602.3812
Fax: 405.602.3853
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Professional Experience

Eric is a partner in the firm's Oklahoma City office. He assists national and state banks, savings associations, credit unions, mortgage bankers, other licensed lenders, motor vehicles dealers and automotive finance companies in the development and maintenance of nationwide consumer mortgage and automobile finance programs; online motor vehicle sales programs; litigation funding programs; and electronic payment programs. Eric also assists DMS providers of documents and software with federal and state law compliance. He provides responses to regulator examinations; provides comments on proposed statutes and regulations to legislators and regulators; and assists financial services creditors with statutory and regulatory changes occasioned by the Dodd-Frank Act. Eric also assists financial services providers on e-commerce and information technology issues.

Eric is listed in the 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Banking and Finance Law, Commercial Litigation, Financial Services Regulation Law and Litigation-Banking & Finance. He chairs Hudson Cook's Marketing Committee.

Prior to joining Hudson Cook, Eric was a Shareholder and Director and member of Phillips Murrah P.C.'s Commercial and Consumer Financial Services Practice Groups. He was previously an Adjunct Professor at Oklahoma City University School of Law teaching Consumer Law.

He is Program Officer of the Financial Institutions and Commercial Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association, a member of the American Bar Association (Business Law Section; Banking, Commercial Finance and Consumer Financial Services Committees), a member of the National Association of Dealer Counsel and a member of the Alternative Finance Bar Association. Eric serves as Chair to the Legal Committee for the National Automotive Finance Association and is a co-founder and co-instructor of their Consumer Credit Compliance Certification Program. Eric also serves on the Governing Committee for The Conference on Consumer Finance Law (VP-Membership).

Eric received his law degree in 1994 from Oklahoma City University School of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma State University.

Update Chair, Financial Institutions and Commercial Law Section of the Oklahoma Bar Association

American Bar Association: Business Law Section; Banking, Commercial Finance and Consumer Financial Services Committees

Member, National Association of Dealer Counsel

National Automotive Finance Association: Chair, Legal Committee, 2006-present

The Conference on Consumer Finance Law: Governing Committee 2011-present, Vice President - Membership, 2015-present

  • "Happy Anniversary?! Kraninger's first year at the CFPB," Hudson Cook webinar, December 2019, co-presented with Justin Hosie and Lucy Morris
  • "Voluntary Protection Products," CCFL Annual Consumer Financial Services Conference," November 2019
  • "CFPB Updates for the Banking/Commercial Practitioner," OK Bar Association 2019 Banking and Commercial Law Update, November 2019
  • "Compliance Roundtable," National Automotive Finance Association, October 2019
  • "Federal Regulations: Marketing, Vehicle Financing, Dales & Customer Communication," Association of Dealership Compliance Officers, Dealership Compliance Officer Certification Seminar, October 2019
  • "Servicing and Collections Compliance: What you need to know to get your money or get the car," DealerSocket User Summit 2019, August 2019
  • "A Behind the Scenes Look at Building and Maintaining a Compliance Management System," NIADA/NADA Annual Convention & Expo, June 2019
  • "State Regulators Insights," 23rd Annual Non-Prime Auto Financing Conference, June 2019
  • "Compliance & Regulatory Horizons," DRIVE'19, May 2019
  • "Independent Dealers - What Keeps Them Up at Night?," Consumer Financial Services Conference, Hudson Cook/CounselorLibrary, April 2019
  • "Everything You Need to Know About Dealership Ethics, You Learned in Grade School," Ethical F&I Managers Conference, April 2019
  • "Overview of Federal Laws and Regulations," Association of Dealership Compliance Officers, Dealership Compliance Officer Certification Seminar, March 2019
  • "Proper Use of Electronic Devices in a Post Repossession Minefield," Used Car Week Conference, November 2018
  • "Auto Finance and Dealer Developments," The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, Annual Consumer Financial Services Conference, November 2018
  • "CFPB Updates for the Banking/Commercial Lawyer," 2018 Banking and Commercial Law Update Seminar, November 2018
  • Consumer Credit Compliance Certification Program Module 4, National Automotive Finance Association, June 2018
  • Moderator, 22nd Annual Non-Prime Auto Financing Conference, National Automotive Finance Association, May 2018
  • "Compliance Issues and Innovation in Auto Finance," Consumer Financial Services Conference, Hudson Cook/CounselorLibrary, April 2018
  • "The New Uniform Regulation of Virtual Currency Businesses Act: Benefits for Companies and Consumers," Consumer Financial Services Committee Meeting, American Bar Association, Business Law Section, April 2018
  • "Federal Regulations: Marketing, Vehicle Financing, Sales and Customer Communication," Association of Dealership Compliance Officers, March 2018
  • "CFPB Updates for the Banking/Commercial Lawyer," 2017 Banking and Commercial Law Update Seminar, November 2017
  • "Arbitration," Annual Consumer Financial Services Conference, The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, November 2017
  • "Collection 'Hot Spots' to Avoid," 2017 Annual Conference, National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers, October 2017
  • "Can't Stop, Won't Stop: Starter Interrupt & GPS Tracking Technology," Annual Conference & Expo, TIADA, July 2017
  • "Compliance - Larger than the CFPB," 21st Annual Non-Prime Auto Financing Conference, National Automotive Finance Association, June 2017
  • "Shifting Sands - A Changing (and Challenging) Legal Landscape," 21st Annual Non-Prime Auto Financing Conference, National Automotive Finance Association, June 2017
  • "Legal/Regulatory Update," 19th Annual National Conference, National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers, May 2017
  • "Compliance Hot Spots and What to do About Them," 19th Annual National Conference, National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers, May 2017
  • "Select Issues in Auto Finance," Annual Consumer Financial Services Conference, The Conference on Consumer Finance Law, May 2017
  • Consumer Credit Compliance Certification Program Module 4, National Automotive Finance Association, May 2017
  • "Financing Sub Prime," Consumer Financial Services Conference, Hudson Cook/CounselorLibrary, April 2017
  • "Eruption in Online Small Business Lending: Exploring the Legal Issues Unique to Small Business Lending,"Consumer Financial Services Committee Meeting, American Bar Association, Business Law Section, April 2017
  • Consumer Credit Compliance Certification Program Module 1, National Automotive Finance Association, February 2017
  • Consumer Credit Compliance Certification Program Module 4, National Automotive Finance Association, November 2016
  • "CFPB Updates for the Banking/Commercial Lawyer," 2016 Banking and Commercial Law Update Seminar, November 2016
  • "Avoiding Collection Mistakes," "Compliance Issues/Ways to Protect Your Operation" and "Current Developments Update," 2016 East Coast Conference, National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers, November 2016
  • "Does Size Matter? When it Comes to the CFPB, it Doesn't," Annual User Summit, DealerSocket, October 2016
  • Consumer Credit Compliance Certification Program Module 1, National Automotive Finance Association, September 2016
  • "Auto Finance/CFPB Regulations," 2016 Annual Consumer Financial Services Conference, September 2016
  • Consumer Credit Compliance Certification Program Module 4, National Automotive Finance Association, June 2016
  • "Collection Best Practices," 18th Annual National Conference, National Alliance of Buy Here, Pay Here Dealers, May 2016
  • Consumer Credit Compliance Certification Program Module 1, National Automotive Finance Association, April 2016
  • "Practical Compliance for Auto Finance and Leasing Professionals," Consumer Financial Services Conference, Hudson Cook/ CounselorLibrary, April 2016
  • Consumer Credit Compliance Certification Program Module 1, National Automotive Finance Association, January 2016
  • "Actions Speak Louder than Words," Non-Prime Times, November/December 2019
  • "Getting rid of those sneaky weeds," SubPrime Auto Finance News, November/December 2019
  • "In Times of Peace, Prepare for War," Tennessee Dealer News, Sept/Oct 2019
  • "Like to Text Without Following the Law? Have We Got a Deal for You!" RV News, June 2019, co-authored with Tom Hudson
  • "RV Dealership Advertising Malpractice," RV News, April 2019, co-authored with Tom Hudson
  • "What's All the Fuss About Anyway?" Non-Prime Times, March/April 2019
  • "Broad Scope of Arbitration Agreement Benefits Dealer," RV News, February 2019, co-authored with Tom Hudson
  • "FTC Shuts Down Websites that Sold Fake Documents," Tennessee Dealer News, Jan/Feb 2019
  • "By Failing to Prepare, You are Preparing to Fail," Non-Prime Times, January/February 2019
  • "Impatient Consumer Loses Right to Revoke Acceptance of RV," RV News, December 2018, co-authored with Tom Hudson
  • "FTC Launches Strike Against Fake Document Sellers," RV News, November 2018, co-authored with Tom Hudson
  • "Reports About CFPB's 'Death' are Greatly Exaggerated," Non-Prime Times, September/October 2018
  • "2018 Annual Conference Wrap-Up," Non-Prime Times, July/August 2018
  • "Freedom and the Right to Complain," RV News, July 2018
  • "The U.S. Regulatory Environment For Online Small-Business Lending," The Review of Banking and Financial Services, Vol. 34 No. 2, February 2018
  • "Exploring the Legal Issues Relevant to Online Small-Business Lending," Business Law Today, Business Law Section, American Bar Association, August 2017
  • "Subprime Auto Finance Developments," The Business Lawyer, Vol. 71, Issue 2, Business Law Section, American Bar Association
  • "Annual Conference Wrap-Up," Non-Prime Times, July/August 2016
  • "Bad Boys, Bad Boys, Whatcha Gonna Do?", Non-Prime Times, May/June 2016
  • "Defense Wins Championships," Non-Prime Times, March/April 2016
  • "Here Comes Krampus!", Non-Prime Times, January/February 2016
  • "It's the End of the World as We Know it," Non-Prime Times, November/December 2015
  • "Starter Interrupt and GPS Devices: Best Practices," Non-Prime Times, September/October 2015
  • "Navigating the Consumer Law Minefield," Non-Prime Times, July/August 2015
  • "There May be Consumer Laws 'Lurking' in Your Commercial Transaction," Oklahoma Bar Journal 1203, Vol. 81, no. 14, May 2010
  • "Federal Reserve Board's 2007 Final Rule on Electronic Disclosures Under Regulation Z and Technical Amendment," 62 Consumer Financial L.Q. Rep. 81, 2009
  • "Identity Theft Red Flags and Address Discrepancies," Oklahoma Bar Journal 499, Vol. 80, no. 7, March 2009
  • "Oklahoma's Security Breach Notification Act," Oklahoma Bar Journal 479, Vol. 80, no. 7, March 2009
  • "Oklahoma Lending Law A Guide for Commercial Lenders," American Bar Association, Business Law Section,"Commercial Financial Services Committee, January 2008
  • "Address Discrepancies: Know the New Red Flag Rules," Paycom Report, Vol. 4, Issue 10, 2008
  • "Can You 'Spot Deliver' a Vehicle and Stay Out of Court?" 61 Consumer Financial L.Q. Rep. 789, 2008
  • "Post-Dated: Oklahoma's Deferred Deposit Lending Act," 61 Consumer Fin. L.Q. Rep. 445, 2008
  • "Oklahoma Attorney General Option 07-12; Commission on Consumer Credit," 61 Consumer Fin. L.Q. Rep. 399, 2008
  • "Disclosing "Negative Equity" in Retail Installment Sales Contracts," 61 Consumer Financial L.Q. Rep. 271, 2008
  • "Frequently Used Terms in Automobile Finance Transactions," co-author, American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Consumer Financial Services Committee, 2017
  • "The Law of Guaranties A Jurisdiction-by-Jurisdiction Guide to U.S. and Canadian Law-Oklahoma," co-author, American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Commercial Financial Services Committee, 2013
  • "Overview of Truth in Lending" and "Transactions Covered under the Truth in Lending Act," Truth in Lending, Chapters 1 and 2 (American Bar Association, Alvin C. Harrell editor), 2007-2017 updates
  • Vernon's Oklahoma Commercial and Consumer Forms 2d (West Group), Miller and Harrell, selected chapters, 2010-2018 updates
  • "Oklahoma Commercial Lending Law," co-author, Commercial Lending Law A State-by-State Guide, American Bar Association, Business Law Section, Commercial Financial Services Committee, 2009

Best Lawyers:

  • Banking and Finance Law, 2012-2019
  • Commercial Litigation, 2013-2019
  • Financial Services Regulation Law, 2019
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance, 2013-2019; Lawyer of the Year, 2018

Oklahoma City University School of Law, J.D., 1994

Oklahoma State University, B.S. in Accounting, 1991

Oklahoma, 1994

U.S. District Court, Western District of Oklahoma, 1994

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Oklahoma, 2007