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Catherine M. Brennan
Catherine M. Brennan

Partner Hudson Cook LLP

Cathy is a partner in the Hanover, Maryland office. She assists national and state banks, investment banks, consumer and commercial finance companies, mortgage bankers, installment lenders and other licensed lenders in the development and maintenance of nationwide consumer and commercial lending programs. Cathy engages in credit due diligence on behalf of investors in Fintech firms, bank partnership platforms, small business lenders, merchant cash advance companies, consumer finance companies, title loan companies and payday lenders.

Cathy was the Assistant City Solicitor/Assistant State's Attorney for the Department of Housing and Community Development, Code Enforcement Legal Section from April 2001 to January 2004.

Cathy also represented the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore City in the civil prosecution and the State of Maryland in the criminal prosecution of owners of properties in violation of the Baltimore City Building, Housing and Zoning Codes, obtained search warrants to investigate possible violations of municipal law, provided technical assistance with press and public relations to the Director of the Code Enforcement Legal Section, and worked with communities and lenders on foreclosed properties to address complaints.

She was the Education Director, Advocates for Children and Youth from November 1999 - April 2001. Cathy was Staff Director for The New Maryland Education Coalition from November 1999 - April 2001. She was the Staff Attorney for The Women's Law Center of Maryland, Inc. from January 1999 - November 1999 and was the Pro Bono Project Coordinator for the Bar Association of Baltimore City from August 1997 - January 1999. Cathy was also a Legal Writer for The (Baltimore) Daily Record from October 1995 - August 1997.

Cathy received her law degree in 1995 from the State University of New York at Buffalo and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology from Fordham University in 1992.