Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Corprate Bias Ratings
Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck (Brownstein), vets vendors for LGBTQ policies and does not provide viewpoint protections for its employees. However, the company has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. Brownstein covers the cost of "medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children. The company was a Diversity and Flexibility Alliance Leader in 2023 and requires all employees participate in D&I training. In 2022, Brownstein hosted a speaker who discussed transgender and LGBTQ advocacy and is a founding member of the Denver Law Firm Coalition on Racial Equity. The company has two Pride Co-Chairs and participated in the Denver Pride 5k in support of The Center on Colfax. However, it does not appear to discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving and has not lobbied for ideological purposes. For these reasons, Brownstein receives a Medium Risk rating.
Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.
Brownstein received a score of 100 on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index. Among other requirements, this means the company has a written policy pledging to vet vendors for LGBTQ policies (1)(2). However, the company has not publicly fired customers, suppliers, or vendors based on political views or religious beliefs.
Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.
Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.
Brownstein is a Diversity and Flexibility Alliance Leader in 2023 and requires all employees to participate in elective diversity and inclusion training (1). In 2021, the firm hosted quarterly training on unconscious bias, presence disparity and location bias, micro-inequities and aggressions, and creating a gender-smart law firm (2). Brownstein was “pleased to announce that Amalia Sax-Bolder, an associate in its Denver office, has joined the board of directors of The Center on Colfax, the largest LGBTQ community center in the Rocky Mountain region” (2). In 2022, Brownstein “hosted Carl Charles for Obergefell: Transgender Rights Past, Present, and Future—to gain an understanding of the history, present and future of legal advocacy for transgender rights in the United States” (3). Brownstein is a founding member of the Denver Law Firm Coalition on Racial Equity and has two Pride Co-Chairs, David Spaulding and David Reid (4)(5).
Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.
Brownstein has a perfect score on the HRC’s 2022 Corporate Equality Index. This score indicates the company covers the cost of “medically necessary transition-related care” for its employees and their children (1)(2). The company participated in the Denver Pride 5k in support of The Center on Colfax. “The PRIDE 5k helps raise funds to support programs and services for Colorado’s LGBTQ+ community” (3). Brownstein also donated $1,000+ to The Center on Colfax in 2021 (4).
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December 5, 2023
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