September 11, 2018

Hudson Cook Partner Patty Covington named to Inaugural Women in Auto Finance Honoree List

Hanover, Maryland, September 11, 2018 - Hudson Cook, LLP is pleased to announce that Patty Covington, a partner in the firm's Richmond, Virginia office, has been named to the inaugural list of Women in Auto Finance, sponsored by Cherokee Media Group.

Patty has practiced in consumer financial services for the last 20 years, and she currently co-chairs Hudson Cook's Automotive and Personal Property Finance and Leasing practice group. She advises banks, auto sales finance companies, installment lenders, motor vehicle dealers, leasing companies, trade associations, ancillary product providers and technology providers on a wide array of issues related to consumer financial services. Patty's practice focuses on auto finance, personal property lending, installment lending, dealer law, creditor-based collection practices, ancillary products law, federal and state regulatory compliance, CFPB-readiness, UDAAP, UDAP, privacy, data security and information management, electronic commerce and marketing.

Among her many accomplishments, Patty is honored to be one of 14 Hudson Cook attorneys to be named as a Fellow of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers, "a professional association of lawyers particularly skilled and experienced in handling consumer financial services matters and dedicated to the improvement and enhancement of the skill and practice of consumer financial services law and the ethics of the profession." Patty co-created the National Automotive Finance Association's Consumer Credit Compliance Certification Program and serves as a co-instructor of the program. She is a founding board member and past president of the National Association of Dealer Counsel.

"Patty Covington is a shining example of the talented women who flourish in the auto finance industry," said Nick Zulovich, senior editor of Auto Fin Journal. "Her legal knowledge and reputation within this industry for serving her clients is superb. We are proud to count Patty as one of the first honorees among Cherokee Media Group's Women in Auto Finance."

As a member of this elite group of honorees, Patty will participate on a panel of her peers on Tuesday, November 13 during the first block of Used Car Week at The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.

About Cherokee Media Group

Cherokee Media Group (CMG) is the publisher of leading B2B media brands for the automotive industry in North America, including Auto Remarketing, Auto Fin Journal and Subprime Auto Finance News. Women in Auto Finance is CMG's newest addition to its series of award programs that honor the most dedicated and talented professionals from throughout the used car industry.

About Hudson Cook, LLP

Since 1997, Hudson Cook, LLP has been advising clients on state and federal consumer and commercial financial services, banking and privacy compliance, regulation, enforcement and supervision. With more than 55 attorneys in 13 offices across the country, the firm works to provide local, national and international clients with practical, efficient and innovative solutions that advance their underlying business goals. Hudson Cook has been named for the ninth consecutive year to Auto Remarketing's The Power 300 - The Most Powerful Companies in the Pre-Owned Business.

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