Sarah Auchterlonie

Sarah Auchterlonie

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Recognized since 2021

Denver, Colorado

Practice Areas

Banking and Finance Law

Corporate Compliance Law

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Authority on consumer finance regulation and law. Decade of government bank regulatory service. Develops multidisciplinary solutions for consumer finance companies and banks.

With deep understanding of consumer finance law and markets, Sarah Auchterlonie ensures that transactions and consumer product offerings achieve her clients’ compliance, effectiveness and growth goals. As an advocate in Congress or with federal and state agencies, she brings a decade of government service with federal and state banking regulators. She works tirelessly to expand access to credit through rulemaking and informal advocacy. In litigation, Sarah has successfully tried and resolved cases in administrative, federal and state venues, and also provides expert testimony on consumer finance topics. Whether she is developing contracts, policies and procedures, or advising consumer finance companies in investigations, licensing, investments, financing or mergers and acquisitions, Sarah brings creativity and a lexicon of consumer finance legal knowledge to bear for her clients.

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).

  • 675 Fifteenth Street, Suite 2900
    Denver, CO 80202

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Corporate Compliance Law
Additional Areas of Practice:
  • Consumer Protection Law


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