Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, founded in 1968, practices in the areas of real estate, natural resources, public policy, corporate law and litigation. With 260 attorneys and legislative consultants in offices across the western U.S. and in Washington, D.C., the firm works in industries ranging from real estate, hospitality, private equity and telecommunications, to technology, construction, energy, banking and finance, water and gaming.
Brownstein attorneys are consistently recognized by their peers for their work and the 2015 Chambers USA Guide ranked 30 Brownstein attorneys among the best in their respective fields. We believe that is because of the tools we as a firm give our attorneys to excel and the team we have established to support that work.
Brownstein is recognized for our diversity efforts. We received the 2010 Qwest Diversity Leadership Award presented by the Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee of the Colorado and Denver Bar associations. In August 2010, we were ranked No. 90 on the MultiCultural Law Magazine’s Top 100 Law Firms for Diversity.
The American Lawyer recently released its Am Law 200 rankings and within its rankings, the publication ranked law firms by percentage of female equity partners. Brownstein ranked No. 8 in the country due to the fact that women make up 25 percent of our firm’s equity shareholders. In addition, we have achieved Mansfield Rule Certification for 2018 from the Diversity Lab. The certification recognizes Brownstein’s commitment to leading the charge toward greater diversity and inclusion in the legal industry. The Mansfield Rule measures whether participating law firms and corporate legal departments have affirmatively considered women and attorneys of color—at least 30 percent of the candidate pool—for leadership and governance roles, equity partner promotions and lateral positions. Brownstein has furthered its commitment to diversity by signing on to pilot the Mansfield Rule 2.0 in 2019, which will include LGBTQ+ lawyers in addition to women and attorneys of color. Created by the Diversity Lab, the Mansfield Program is named after Arabella Mansfield, the first woman admitted to the practice of law in the United States.
Pro bono work and community service are also key components of Brownstein culture. More than 70 percent of the attorneys and policy consultants at Brownstein sit on boards for nonprofit and civic organizations and the firm supports more than 500 nonprofit organizations through various contributions, including monetary and volunteer. We are a 2014 signatory to the Pro Bono Institute’s Law Firm Challenge, averaging 50 hours of pro bono service per attorney. The firm allows associates to count up to 100 pro bono hours toward billable requirements each fiscal year.