HANOVER, Md. –
This week, Hudson Cook reinforced its stable of legal experts with the hiring of new partner Megan Nicholls along with new associates Laura Bacon and Robert Tilley.
“We are thrilled to welcome Meg, Laura and Rob to the Hudson Cook team, supplementing our core consumer financial services compliance, privacy and litigation practice areas,” Hudson Cook managing partner Lisa DeLessio said in a news release.
“As we prepare to celebrate the firm’s 25th anniversary, Meg, Laura and Rob’s diverse experiences will help us to continue to provide our clients with practical, efficient and innovative solutions to their regulatory compliance and litigation needs,” DeLessio added.
The announcement indicated Nicholls will manage the firm’s Fort Worth, Texas, office. She joins the credit reporting, privacy and data security practice group, advising businesses on compliance with consumer financial services and consumer protection laws.
Nicholls most recently served as the head of compliance and privacy for GIACT Systems, an identity verification and fraud prevention company.
Rebecca Kuehn, who is chair of Hudson Cook’s credit reporting group, praised Nicholls’ diverse experience in the consumer financial services and privacy fields.
“Meg is able to view complex compliance and privacy issues from the in-house compliance perspective,” Kuehn said in the news release. “Understanding the day-to-day concerns of the client, having been in their shoes, makes Meg an invaluable addition to our team.”
Hudson Cook said Bacon joins the firm’s automotive and personal property finance and leasing practice group and is based in the Hanover, Md., office. Bacon will be working with partner Nikki Munro — who is the current secretary of the American Bar Association’s Business Law Section — advising clients on the development and maintenance of nationwide consumer automobile finance programs and online motor vehicle sales assistance programs.
Bacon previously worked as a law clerk in the government relations practice of a Maryland law firm, as a legislative assistant to the chair of the Baltimore County Council and as a chief of staff to a Maryland state delegate.
The firm highlighted Tilley is based in Hudson Cook’s Washington, DC office. He joins the firm’s government investigations, examinations and enforcement practice group, led by practice chair Lucy Morris, in representing financial institutions, lenders and credit reporting agencies in litigation, government investigations and enforcement actions, as well as advising clients on complying with federal and state regulations prohibiting unfair, deceptive, or abusive trade practices.
Prior to joining Hudson Cook, Tilley represented clients in litigation and white-collar investigations at two national law firms.