Arentsen, Matthew C. - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable James S. Casebolt, Colorado Court of Appeals

Matt Arentsen is a litigator whose practice focuses on consumer law, with a particular emphasis on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and consumer finance investigations by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) and state attorneys general. From representing federal loan servicers in class action litigation and FCC rulemaking proceedings to advising national retailers and hotel chains on marketing compliance, Matt handles TCPA and Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR) issues for industry clients on a daily basis. Matt also regularly defends companies in class and individual actions involving a myriad of other federal and state consumer financial laws, including the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), the Electronic Fund Transfer Act (EFTA), the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), and state unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP) statutes. Additionally, Matt assists a broad range of e-commerce vendors in developing and implementing enforceable terms of use to mitigate litigation exposure.

Whether litigating cases, counseling on regulatory risk, advocating at federal agencies or responding to government examinations, Matt always keeps his clients’ business objectives and bottom line at front of mind. Matt’s informed and diligent approach to addressing complex consumer issues propels him to consistently deliver best outcomes and achieve practical results.

Previous Experience

Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable James S. Casebolt, Colorado Court of Appeals

Representative Matters
  • Developed and conducted a consumer protection audit for a for-profit education company specializing in technology and coding bootcamps. The audit entailed reviewing every consumer-facing aspect of the company’s business including its compliance with state and federal consumer protection laws. Following the audit, conducted multiple training sessions for all of the company’s consumer-facing employees and management.

  • Obtained summary judgment in favor of defendant loan servicer on all claims in action brought by borrower for alleged violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act in connection with serving of loans.

  • Counsel to investment management client in defending state and federal class action lawsuits brought by music festival ticket purchasers and vendors seeking damages for alleged breaches of contract, unjust enrichment, and deceptive trade practices in connection with the cancellation of the event.

  • On behalf of large, privately-held oil and gas company, obtained dismissal with prejudice at motion to dismiss stage of all claims in shareholder derivative action. On appeal.

  • Represented client in putative class action lawsuit regarding disputed foreclosure practices and alleged violations of the Colorado Consumer Protection Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Colorado Antitrust Act.

News & Events
Community

Board of Trustees, Metro Caring

Publications & Presentations
Education
  • J.D., 2012, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Order of St. Ives
  • B.A., 2004, University of Colorado
Admissions
  • Colorado
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
Recognition

Editor in Chief, Denver University Law Review

Scholastic Excellence Award—Trial Tactics

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