WILTON, CT, July 11, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Marquis Who's Who, the world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Stephen Mason Hudspeth a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Mr. Hudspeth celebrates many years' experience in his professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes he has accrued in his field. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Hudspeth is an accomplished lawyer specializing in commercial civil and white-collar criminal litigation and international law who served as a partner at Coudert Brothers in New York City beginning in 1986 and as the head of its litigation department from 1993 until his retirement from the firm on December 31, 2004. Today, Mr. Hudspeth is an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses in law and ethics at the University of Connecticut School of Business on its Stamford Campus, as well as an outspoken voice in his community through his column in The Wilton Bulletin entitled "A View from Glen Hill." The column addresses local issues such as school administration and town budgets as well as national matters and is available online at http://www.wiltonbulletin.com.
Mr. Hudspeth was born in 1947 in Pittsburgh, PA and adopted shortly after birth by Harold Mason and Edna Mary Hudspeth of Philadelphia, PA. He attended Yale University and graduated with combined bachelor's and master's degrees in eocnomics, awarded magna cum laude after four years of study, in 1968. On graduation, he was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and eventually rose to the rank of captain, serving until 1981 with all but two of those years in reserve status.
Mr. Hudspeth earned a J.D. degree from Yale Law School in 1971 and entered legal practice as an associate at Lord, Day & Lord in New York City, rising to partner there in 1979. At Lord, Day, he worked closely with former U.S. Attorney General Herbert Brownell and former Director of Operations of the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice Gordon Spivack. Mr. Hudspeth was identified in a 1981 American Lawyer article as one of a half-dozen rising young stars in commercial litigation in New York City. While working full-time at Lord, Day and until 1983, Mr. Hudspeth also taught evening courses in economics and in business law as an adjunct assistant professor at Wagner College.
In 1986, Mr. Hudspeth became a partner at Coudert Brothers and was elected to its executive committee in 1990 serving on that committee until he took over as chair of its litigation department across the firm's 26 offices worldwide in 1993 in which position he continued until his retirement from the firm. Mr. Hudspeth also chaired the firm's ethics and conflicts committee and its pro bono committee from the early 1990s until his retirement. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Hudspeth was a Lecturer in Law and Becton Fellow at the Yale School of Management, and from 2009 to 2014, he taught at the Yale Law School. He is a member of the bars of the States of New York, Connecticut, and Maine and of the Commonwealths of Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, as well as of various federal courts around the country including the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the co-author of Transfer Pricing Under U.S. Law and of a chapter in the multi-volume treatise Commercial Litigation in the New York Courts and has been a contributor to a variety of law reviews and professional journals with articles covering everything from the patent/antitrust interface to the nature and protection of economic interests in China. His legal work since large-law-firm retirement, while including some commercial work, has mostly consisted of pro bono work in the fields of family law (with a special emphasis on children's rights and foster care), of housing, and of entity formation and operation for nonprofits.
In his hometown of Wilton, CT, Mr. Hudspeth served as chair of the town's Council on Ethics from 2007-2014 and also served on a CT State Legislative Task Force on Municipal Ethics Reform for one year during that period. He received the Wilton YMCA's Distinguished Citizen Award in 2015.
Mr. Hudspeth has been active in a variety of charitable activities related to faith institutions. In the 1980s, he served as warden (the chief lay officer) of St. Alban's Episcopal Church and served for ten years as chair of the Stewardship Commission of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. When he moved to Connecticut in 1987, Mr. Hudspeth joined St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Wilton where he served as warden from 1990 to 1994 and again from 2011 to 2013. Mr. Hudspeth has also served from 2007 to date as chair of the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee, a consortium of the congregations of ten Wilton faith institutions, Christian, Jewish and Muslim, working together for the good in a variety of projects ranging from meal-packaging for children in need internationally to refugee resettlement in Wilton.
Mr. Hudspeth served as a member of the board of trustees of Union Theological Seminary in New York City from 2000 to 2008 where he also taught courses in law and administration to Union students and cross-registered students from Jewish Theological Seminary and Union-affiliated Columbia University.
Mr. Hudspeth was married in 1971, and his wife, Rebecca Anne Ellis Hudspeth, is also a leader in the religious community of Wilton as a church school and youth programs director. They have two children, David, an educator, and Catherine, a business executive, and five grandchildren.
Mr. Hudspeth remains affiliated with the New York State Bar Association and Phi Beta Kappa. He was selected for inclusion in numerous volumes of Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in the East, Who's Who in the World, as well as the 1987 to 1988 volume of Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who's Who community, Mr. Hudspeth has been featured on the Marquis Who's Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit www.ltachievers.com for more information about this honor.
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