About Joel Winston:
Before joining Hudson Cook, Winston began his career at the Federal Trade Commission, working there from 1976 to 2011. He has held senior positions in the FTC’s Division of Advertising Practices, the Division of Financial Practices, and the Division of Privacy and Identity Protection, a new unit he helped create. As the director of the Division of Financial Practices, he was responsible for protecting consumers of financial products and services through law enforcement, rulemaking, policy development and public outreach. He has been involved in the development of significant public policies, including several provisions of the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions (FACT) Act. He served as a member of the President’s Identity Theft Task Force and is a recipient of the 2008 Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Executive.
Joel received his Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School. He is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), a credential issued by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and a member of the American College of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers.
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