Gardenswartz, Alissa H.

Over 20 years of consumer protection and antitrust experience. Relationships with key regulators at the state and federal level. Works with clients to develop proactive compliance strategies and investigation response that mitigate risk while maintaining profitability.

An accomplished litigator and respected former regulator, Alissa Gardenswartz helps clients navigate inquiries from state attorneys general and federal authorities through her extensive legal knowledge and her relationships with government officials across the country. 

Alissa formerly served as the deputy attorney general for consumer protection in the Colorado Attorney General’s office, where she oversaw all of the office’s consumer protection and antitrust enforcement activities, including multistate actions. She frequently testified before the state legislature on consumer protection legislation and was one of the principal drafters of Colorado’s data protection and breach notification laws. As an assistant attorney general, Alissa litigated several high-profile false advertising, financial fraud and antitrust cases. Alissa previously worked in private practice in both Denver and Washington, D.C., and began her career with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Competition.

Alissa’s expertise includes unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP) law, federal and state antitrust law, consumer finance and fintech regulation, data privacy, False Claims Act (FCA) and nonprofit regulation.

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Board of Directors, Roundup River Ranch

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  • J.D., 1996, University of Chicago Law School
  • B.A., 1992, magna cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Colorado
  • New York

Co-Chair, Colorado Bar Association Antitrust and Consumer Protection Subsection

Colorado Women's Bar Association

Faculty Member, National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute

Faculty Member, National Institute of Trial Advocacy

Board of Directors, National Association of State Charity Officials, 2010-2017 (President 2013-2014)