Sarah Auchterlonie | Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Sarah Auchterlonie is a shareholder with the law firm Brownstein, Hyatt, Farber, Schreck. A respected thought leader on consumer finance and banking, Sarah sits on the Colorado Banking Board, the supervisory authority over Colorado-chartered banks, trusts and money transmitters. She is also the co-author of the legal treatise, Consumer Finance Law and Compliance, published by BNA. Previously, she was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Thrift Supervision in Washington, D.C. during the financial crisis and an acting deputy enforcement director and one of the founding employees of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).
Alissa Gardenswartz | Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Alissa Gardenswartz is a Shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP, where she leverages over 15 years of government service to help clients navigate inquiries from federal authorities and state attorneys general. Prior to joining Brownstein, Alissa served as the Deputy Attorney General for Consumer Protection in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, where she supervised 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. Prior to being appointed Deputy Attorney General, Alissa litigated several high-profile financial fraud, false advertising and antitrust cases as an assistant attorney general. 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.
Sarah Mercer | Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
Sarah Mercer combines her litigation background with her experience navigating state and local government to develop creative political and administrative solutions for complicated legal issues. No stranger to high-profile policy matters, Sarah is at the forefront of some of the region and nation’s hottest issues—the Paycheck Protection Program, campaign finance, ballot initiatives, gaming and sports betting to name a few. Whether advising on navigating the regulatory environment of sports betting or representing a client in a lawsuit challenging a governor’s executive order, Sarah brings passion, grit and ingenuity. She gets results in situations where others have failed due to her ability to find creative solutions, weigh and balance risk, and align conflicting stakeholders.