Courtney E.  Bartkus

Courtney E. Bartkus



Courtney is a seasoned attorney passionate about helping clients navigate the complex world of consumer finance and other highly regulated industries. She has expertise in financial compliance and litigation and has successfully guided many companies through both state and federal regulatory investigations. Well-versed in handling regulatory enforcement actions and consumer litigation, she represents a wide range of clients including banks, lenders, servicers and debt collectors, among others.

Courtney's extensive knowledge of federal banking laws—such as the Dodd-Frank Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Equal Credit Opportunity Act and Truth in Lending Act—makes her highly sought after in the field. She is dedicated to helping companies build robust compliance programs to reduce the risk of future regulatory action or litigation.

In addition, Courtney has experience in securities investigations and defending enforcement actions by the SEC. Further expanding her capabilities in the ever-evolving financial industry, she is also skilled in private cryptocurrency litigation. Courtney leverages a multidisciplinary approach when seeking solutions for her clients and has experience in policy work, including comment letters to federal regulators and amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court and lower courts. Courtney also previously worked for two of the largest U.S. banks prior to her legal career, giving her a unique industry perspective.



  • J.D., 2016, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • B.S., 2012, University of Colorado at Boulder


  • Colorado


Colorado Bar Association

Denver Bar Association

Community Involvement


Board of Directors, Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center



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