Matthew A. Morr

Partner

morrm@ballardspahr.com
Tel 303.299.7366
Fax 303.296.3956
Denver

Matt Morr is a trial attorney that represents a wide range of companies in their most important litigation matters, from prominent public organizations to start-ups in emerging industries. Matt has litigated and tried cases in front of judges and juries in federal and state court, and before arbitration panels.

Matt regularly works with manufactures on a variety of litigation matters. For example, Matt has represented prominent beverage manufacturers in purchase price adjustment disputes, trademark infringement matters, and vendor and distribution agreement disputes. Matt also represents companies that manufacture drones, water analysis instruments, and toys in intellectual property and license agreement disputes.

Matt regularly defends mortgage servicers and consumer finance companies in a wide variety of litigation matters, including defending TCPA, FCRA, FDCPA, and wrongful foreclosure actions. In addition, Matt defends these companies in Attorney General investigations regarding compliance with Colorado regulations.

Matt also has extensive experience litigating non-compete, trade secret, and data security disputes, including obtaining orders requiring ex-employees to return company property and restraining ex-employees from competing or using their former company's trade secrets.

Representative Matters

Mortgage Banking and Consumer Finance Litigation

  • Defends lawsuits throughout the United States alleging wrongful foreclosure, negligence, civil theft, conspiracy and violations of statutes, like the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
  • Represented two mortgage loan servicers in a state Attorney General's investigation into whether law firms specializing in foreclosures were improperly inflating fees
  • Represents financial institutions in disputes involving Mortgage Pool agreements. Successfully defeated claims at trial that seller was required to repurchase a pool of mortgage loans

Beverage and Manufacturing Litigation

  • Represented multinational beverage manufacturer in a nine-figure purchase price adjustment dispute with its largest competitor
  • Represents toy, drone and water quality instrument manufacturers in license agreement and inventor agreement disputes regarding rights to technology
  • Represents prominent craft brewery in trademark disputes and in a variety of business and contract disputes with competitors and vendors
  • Defended a medical device manufacturer in cases involving protection of trade secrets for groundbreaking technology and defense of breach of warranty claims

Intellectual Property, Data Security and Non-compete Agreements

  • Represents a wide variety of companies in cases involving former employees wrongfully competing or improperly taking the company’s intellectual property. Obtained injunctions requiring employees to return and not use intellectual property and preventing the employees from competing. Achieved successful result against company’s two former employees for breaking into the company’s computer system and taking and deleting files for violations of the Stored Wire and Electronic Communications and Transactions Access Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act misappropriation of trade secrets and civil theft.
  • Represented the victim company in criminal case against foreign nationals for stealing trade secrets
  • Represented a national franchise in cases involving breaches of franchise agreement and trademark and trade dress infringement

Business Disputes

  • Defeated a $4.3 million fraud claim against a dentist by his former business partner. After the trial, the Court agreed that the plaintiff failed to prove any damages and that his damage theories were not reliable.
  • Obtained judgment against the seller of a business for fraudulent inducement
  • Represented an alternative energy company in connection with a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s investigation for fraudulent activities
  • Defeated motion seeking to enjoin a company from moving or spending its assets pending judgment

Appeals

  • Drafted amicus curiae briefs for energy trade associations for cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Colorado Supreme Court.
  • Worked on a successful appeal to the Colorado Supreme Court for a declaration that a county ordinance banning certain mining operations was preempted by state law

Professional Activities

Colorado Bar Association

Recognition & Accomplishments

Named a Super Lawyers "Colorado Rising Star," business litigation, 2010, 2012, 2014-2017

AV Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell

University of Colorado Law School (J.D. 2004)
Associate Editor, University of Colorado Law Review; Best Oralist, Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition, Western Region

Colorado College (B.A. 1999)

Colorado

U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan

U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit

U.S. Supreme Court