Bryan Cohen May 10, 2013, 6:25pm

DENVER (Legal Newsline) -- Colorado Attorney General John Suthers announced Tuesday the appointment of Julie Ann Meade to serve as the administrator of the office's Consumer Credit Unit.

Meade is an experienced attorney with expertise in government contract law, procurement law, criminal law, administrative law and regulatory law. She most recently served in the U.S. Virgin Islands Attorney General's Office as an assistant attorney general.

As administrator of the Consumer Credit Unit, Meade will oversee the office's Uniform Consumer Credit Code and the Colorado Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

"Julie has the depth and breadth of experience to fulfill the mission of the Consumer Credit Unit," Suthers said in a statement. "She has a proven record of working in complex areas of law and providing legal counsel and advice on a wide range of issues."

The Consumer Credit Unit enforces nine state credit-related laws, including the Credit Services Organization Act, the Debt-Management Services Act, the Child Support Collection Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Refund Anticipation Loans Act, the Rental Purchase Agreement Act, the Deferred Deposit Loan Act, the Consumer Equity Protection Act and the Uniform Consumer Credit Code.

Meade will take the position effective May 20, succeeding Laura Udis, who left the office after more than 30 years.

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