August 20, 2020

Hudson Cook Attorneys Named to Chambers 2020, The Best Lawyers in America©2021

Hanover, Md., August 20, 2020 - Hudson Cook, LLP is pleased to announce that four Hudson Cook attorneys are recognized in Chambers 2020 and thirteen are included in The Best Lawyers in America©2021.

Partners Michael Benoit, Nikki Munro and Jean Noonan are recognized by Chambers again with national rankings in the Chambers USA Guide in the Financial Services Regulation: Consumer Finance (Compliance) department. Partner Catherine M. Brennan is recognized with a national ranking in the Chambers FinTech USA Guide for Corporate, Securities & Financing. Hudson Cook is ranked nationally for these departments.

Chambers recommendations are based on several months of research by a dedicated, independent team conducting hundreds of in-depth interviews with leading innovators and experts worldwide.

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In addition, thirteen Hudson Cook attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2021, including four who are celebrating 10 years or more on the list* and six new awardees**. Partner Ryan Stinneford was also named the Best Lawyers 2021 Banking and Finance Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Portland, ME.

Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America are recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 148 practice areas. This year, nominees from 22,257 firms resulted in more than 67,000 recognized lawyers in those areas.

The Firm congratulates:

Catherine M. Brennan, Hanover, MD

  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Hurshell K. Brown, Fort Worth, TX

  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Lisa C. DeLessio, Hanover, MD

  • Privacy and Data Security Law

Katherine C. Fisher, Hanover, MD

  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Ronald D. Gorsline, Ooltewah, TN

  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Thomas B. Hudson, Hanover, MD

  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Eric L. Johnson, Oklahoma City, OK

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Commercial Litigation***
  • Financial Services Regulation Law
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance***

Rebecca E. Kuehn, Washington, DC

  • Banking and Finance Law

J. Curtis Linscott, Fort Worth, TX

  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Wingrove S. Lynton, Hanover, MD

  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Nicole F. Munro, Hanover, MD

  • Financial Services Regulation Law

Thomas P. Quinn, Jr., Fall River, MA

  • Banking and Finance Law

Ryan S. Stinneford, Portland, ME

  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Financial Services Regulation Law

About Hudson Cook, LLP

Since 1997, Hudson Cook, LLP has been advising clients on state and federal consumer financial services, banking and privacy compliance, regulation, enforcement and supervision. With more than 55 attorneys across 13 offices nationwide, our goal is to provide clients answers to their unique needs in a responsive manner. The Hudson Cook team includes former officials with federal regulatory agencies, including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Trade Commission and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency; 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.

About Chambers and Partners

Chambers and Partners is an independent research company operating across 200 jurisdictions delivering detailed rankings and insight into the world's leading lawyers. Chambers' 215 researchers provide unique insight into complex areas of law in different jurisdictions, conducting tens of thousands of interviews a year with in-house counsel and third-party experts and delivering detailed insight into providers of legal services. To learn more about Chambers' methodology, visit the methodology page on the website.

About Best Lawyers©

Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Rankings incorporate 9.4 million evaluations by leading lawyers around the country. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed. Therefore, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. For additional information,visit

* Ronald D. Gorsline, Thomas B. Hudson, Eric L. Johnson, Ryan S. Stinneford

** Catherine C. Brennan, Hurshell K. Brown, Lisa C. DeLessio, Katherine C. Fisher, Rebecca E. Kuehn, Nicole F. Munro

*** Eric L. Johnson's recognition for Commercial Litigation and Litigation - Banking and Finance is for work done prior to joining Hudson Cook

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