June 30, 2021

ABA Litigation Section appoints Mark Rooney Co-Chair of Consumer Litigation Committee

On June 15, the American Bar Association (ABA) Litigation Section appointed Hudson Cook Partner Mark E. Rooney as its new Consumer Litigation Committee Co-Chair for the bar year 2021-2022 beginning this summer.

The Consumer Litigation Committee focuses on the rights of consumers and on issues relevant to businesses whose operations implicate or are impacted by the statutory and common law rights of consumers. The topics covered by the Committee include consumer credit rights, marketing and advertising regulations and restrictions, mortgage and foreclosure transactions, and privacy and information security rights and remedies. For more information, visit the Committee page on the ABA website.

Mark joined Hudson Cook's Washington, DC office in 2019. As part of Hudson Cook's Government Investigations, Examinations and Enforcement group, Mark focuses on the defense of consumer litigation under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and other state and federal consumer protection laws.

Mark's volunteer work with the ABA includes co-chairing the Subcommittee on FDCPA and TCPA Litigation and serving on the Committee on Pre-Trial Practice and Discovery. He also chairs the DC Bar's Consumer Finance Litigation Committee and is an elected member of the DC Bar's Litigation Community Steering Committee.

In addition to his ABA appointment, Mark was recently re-elected to The Association of Credit and Collection Professionals' (ACA International) Council of Delegates, as the representative of the Attorney Division. The purpose of the Council is to receive reports, elect ACA's Board of Directors and approve amendments to ACA Bylaws. Founded in 1939, ACA brings together third-party collection agencies, law firms, asset buying companies, creditors and vendor affiliates, representing more than 230,000 industry employees. For more information, visit

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