No matter what the type of organization, playing an active role in the political decision-making process and policy formation is no longer a luxury—it is an imperative.
On June 3, 2019, a federal court in New Hampshire issued a highly anticipated decision in New Hampshire Lottery Commission et al. v. Barr et al.
Whether litigating cases, counseling on regulatory risk, or responding to examinations from the Colorado UCCC Administrator, Matt always keeps his client’s business objectives at front of mind. Matt’s informed and diligent approach to addressing complex consumer issues propels him to consistently deliver best outcomes.
Prior to joining the firm, Matt served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable James S. Casebolt of the Colorado Court of Appeals. Matt graduated from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law with honors, where he served as the law review’s editor in chief.
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.
Board of Trustees, Metro Caring
CFPB and FCC Disconnect: Debt Collection and Call BlockingBrownstein Client Alert, May 24, 2019
Expanding the Ability of Phone Companies to Block CallsBrownstein Client Alert, May 17, 2019
The Fourth Circuit Strikes TCPA’s Government Debt Collection ExceptionBrownstein Client Alert, April 25, 2019
Colorado Bill Significantly Broadens Scope of the Consumer Protection ActBrownstein Client Alert, April 10, 2019
TCPA First Amendment Argument Could Eliminate Government Debt Collection ExemptionBrownstein Client Alert, March 26, 2019
A Broad Approach To Opt-Out TextsCo-author, Law360, February 11, 2019
FCC Seeks to Address Critical TCPA Issues after D.C. Circuit LossBrownstein Client Alert, May 21, 2018
The D.C. Circuit Issues a Split Ruling on the FCC’s 2015 Omnibus TCPA OrderBrownstein Client Alert, March 19, 2018
Second Circuit Holds That the TCPA Does Not Allow a Consumer to Unilaterally Revoke Consent to Be Called That Is Part of an Executed ContractBrownstein Client Alert, September 6, 2017
Consumer Financial Regulation: ColoradoCo-author, Practical Law State Q&A, March 6, 2017
A Call for Quicker TCPA ReformCo-Author, Law Week Colorado, June 13, 2016
7th Circ. Ruling Provides Clarity For Online PaymentsCo-Author, Law360, December 23, 2015
Study: One in Seven Colorado Adults Use MarijuanaBrownstein Client Alert, June 23, 2015
Trustee Alert – Health Plan Exclusion of Medical MarijuanaBrownstein Client Alert, May 26, 2015
Liberal Pot Laws Put Employers in a QuandaryCo-Author, The National Law Journal, April 13, 2015
Colorado Tax Revenue for Recreational Marijuana Lower Than ExpectedBrownstein Client Alert, March 23, 2015
Colorado Provides Employers Resource on Marijuana Health RisksBrownstein Client Alert, March 10, 2015
How New Marijuana Laws Will Impact the Hospitality IndustryBrownstein Client Alert, March 3, 2015
Comment, Chamber of Commerce v. Edmondson: Employment Authorization Law, States’ Rights, and Federal Preemption—An Informed ApproachAuthor, 88 DENV. U.L. REV. 375 (2011)
Editor in Chief, Denver University Law Review
Scholastic Excellence Award—Trial Tactics