Government Enforcement and Litigation: Washington, DC office

Position Title: Associate Attorney - Government Enforcement and Litigation
Date Posted: January 26, 2021
Location: Washington, D.C.
Classification: Exempt, Full-Time

Hudson Cook, LLP, a consumer financial services law firm, seeks an experienced associate to join its government enforcement and litigation practices in Washington, DC.


The ideal candidate can quickly integrate into a busy and growing practice and will be capable of managing the day-to-day aspects of active cases and government investigations. Responsibilities generally fall into three categories:

(1) Research and Writing. The role involves substantive legal research and writing relating to consumer financial services, including drafting motions, pleadings, legal briefs and other memoranda and filings.

(2) Discovery. The position requires reviewing documents, preparing documents and other discovery responses for production, analyzing opposing party discovery productions, and managing all other aspects of the discovery process.

(3) Organization. The successful candidate will be responsible for much of the day-to-day management of actively litigated cases and active government investigations. This includes planning and managing deadlines, docketing, and assisting with the supervision of support staff and paralegals. It includes management of case files and providing advice to the case team on compliance with local court and judge rules.

Applicants must have experience performing the tasks listed above. Applicants must be admitted in D.C. or eligible for admittance. Applicants who do not have at least three years of litigation, government enforcement, or similar practice experience will not be considered. Knowledge of or experience in the consumer financial services industry is welcome but not required. In addition to the responsibilities listed above, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in business development and marketing.


Established in 1997, Hudson Cook, LLP focuses on state and federal consumer and commercial financial services, banking and privacy compliance, regulation, enforcement and supervision, with 48 lawyers practicing in 13 offices throughout the United States. Our team includes former officials with federal regulatory agencies, including the CFPB and FTC; former in-house lawyers from banks, sales finance companies and other financial services institutions; and attorneys with lengthy experience representing many financial services firms as outside counsel.

Our government investigations and enforcement practice helps clients respond to and resolve investigations and enforcement actions with federal regulators, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), U.S. Department of Justice, state regulators and state Attorneys General. Hudson Cook litigators have represented clients in cases involving a variety of consumer protection statutes, including the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), federal and state unfair, deceptive or abusive trade practices laws (UDAP or UDAAP), Fair Housing Act (FHA), and various state laws.


Since its inception, Hudson Cook has fostered a collegial and inclusive workplace environment that values diversity, excellence in client service, work-life balance, and entrepreneurship. Two attributes of associate life at the firm contribute significantly to our culture and distinguish Hudson Cook from other comparable firms. First, the firm expects its lawyers to work hard but does not impose a minimum billable hour requirement. The absence of a billable hour requirement reflects our commitment to ensuring that associates have sufficient flexibility to meet their professional obligations, as well as their responsibilities and interests outside of work. Second, associates who wish to develop a practice and become equity partners have a real opportunity of achieving that goal at Hudson Cook. The firm does not have pre-established limits or ratios on the number of equity partners versus associates. This structure is consistent with our clients' expectations that seasoned practitioners bear primary responsibility for their legal matters, which are often sensitive and complex. To fulfill that expectation, we aim to hire interested and dedicated associates and to develop talent internally through meaningful training, mentorship and other educational programs. The firm is proud of its long track record of promoting associates to equity partner. More than one-third of the equity partners were associates at the firm.

Salaries are competitive, and associates are eligible for discretionary year-end bonuses, dependent upon both tangible contributions to client work and intangible contributions, such as assisting partners with client and business development activities, being a valued team member, and the performance of the firm overall. The firm does not require Associates to work exclusively from the office, and allows remote work and flexibility in work hours to the extent needed to achieve a work-life balance, provided that client needs are being met.

Other benefits include:

  • Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • Firm-Paid Group Insurance (Life and AD&D; Short and Long-Term Disability; Long-Term Care)
  • 401(k) with firm-paid 3% match
  • Paid Holidays
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program


Hudson Cook, LLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status, or any other protected characteristic under Maryland law.


If you are interested in this position and have the required qualifications, please forward your resume, law school transcript, a writing sample, and salary expectations, to the Human Resources Department at .

Please Note: We are not considering applicants through outside recruiters at this time.