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Firm With D.C., Denver Ties Highlights Both

Denver’s Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, a law firm that also has a presence in the D.C. lobbying scene, rolled out a literal red carpet at its convention kickoff party Sunday night. Political luminaries spotted at the elegant soiree included Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Mary Landrieu (D-La.), Senate hopeful Rep. Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter (D). Ritter told the crowd of several hundred that he had attended 15 events already that day but none as grand. “Steve Farber and Norm Brownstein are putting on the biggest event I’ve been to today,” the governor said in welcoming comments. About an hour before they opened the doors to the party in the modern new wing of the Denver Art Museum, party organizers carefully unrolled a red carpet and set up a mountain-themed ice sculpture featuring the firm’s logo and the names of other sponsors: ProLogis and the American Clean Skies Foundation. Name partner Steve Farber participated in on-camera interviews before heading inside to work the room. His guests munched on mini prime rib slices on potato chips, fried olives, crab cakes and lamb chop hors d’oeuvres.