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.
A coronavirus pandemic (or even the threat of such a pandemic) could easily make it more difficult for parties to perform their obligations under many types of contracts—especially contracts requiring travel or involving the delivery of goods and services. In the event that one of the parties to a contract can’t perform as a result of an actual or potential coronavirus outbreak, would the doctrine of force majeure allow them to suspend their performance or terminate the contract?
Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable James S. Casebolt, Colorado Court of Appeals
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.
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
The FCC Resolves Petitions on Texting Platforms and TCPA ConsentBrownstein Client Alert, July 1, 2020
Consumer Credit and Coronavirus – What Lenders and Collectors Need to KnowBrownstein Client Alert, April 6, 2020
The FCC Exempts COVID-19-Related Health Care “Robocalls” From TCPA LiabilityBrownstein Client Alert, March 23, 2020
Robocall Legislation Moves ForwardBrownstein Client Alert, December 2, 2019
Brownstein Attorneys Advise on Updates to 40-Year-Old FDCPA Brownstein Client Alert, September 18, 2019
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)
Best Lawyers in America, Ones to Watch, 2021
Editor in Chief, Denver University Law Review
Scholastic Excellence Award—Trial Tactics