Sharon E. Caulfield - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Sharon E. Caulfield

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2008

Sharon Caulfield’s practice focuses on business and regulatory advice for all types of health care providers.  She engages in business planning, compliance oversight and reporting, HIPAA privacy and security policies, antitrust counseling, managed care organization and insurance contracting, fraud and abuse and Stark law counseling, provider credentialing and administrative matters under the HCQIA, tax exemption advice, governmental and critical access hospital compliance, and many other elements of health care provider operations.  Ms. Caulfield also has a background in employment law, including employee discipline, discrimination claims before the CCRD and the EEOC, contracting, health plan design for public employers, and health plan denial appeals.  Further Ms. Caulfield has numerous clients in the senior services industry, including continuing care retirement communities, PACE programs, skilled nursing facilities, assisted living organizations, and home and community based services.  Finally, Ms. Caulfield works with religious and nonprofit organization with compliance with tax exemption rules, board fiduciary obligations, management of funds subject to UPMIFA, and operational matters.


Ms. Caulfield maintains membership and connections throughout the health care and legal industries, as well as serving periodically on the adjunct health law faculty at the University of Colorado School of Law.  She served for two decades as a member of the Advisory Board for the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center for Bioethics and Humanities.  She has been selected annually since 2008 to the Best Lawyers in America list, has been named a Colorado Super Lawyer since its first class, and has been named in Denver’s 5280 Magazine "Top lawyers" list since its first class in 2015.


Ms. Caulfield serves on a number of community governing boards and is currently the VP and Past President of the Board of Directors for the Colorado Haiti Project, Inc., an organization founded in 1989 that is focused on community development, education, and healthcare in the region of Petit Trou de Nippes, Haiti.  She also serves as Vice Chancellor of the Episcopal Diocese of Colorado.  She is married to research geologist and climber Ned Andrews, and together they have two adult children.

Additional Information

Experience — Brownstein represented Gilbert Hospital, LLC, a general acute-care hospital based in Gilbert, Arizona in connection with its merger with Florence Hospital at Anthem, LLC pursuant to a confirmed Chapter 11 plan of reorganization. Representation included all aspects of a sophisticated merger transaction, including transition of the two hospitals under joint ownership and operation, coordinating employment and equity compensation documents for employees, and identifying and resolving health care regulatory aspects of the foregoing.
University of Colorado at BoulderJ.D. 1982
Leading Age Colorado Colorado Foundation for Medical CareLeading Age Healthcare Financial Management Association - COColorado Haiti ProjectEpiscopal Diocese of ColoradoAmerican Health Lawyers Association

Office Location

410 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2200
Denver, CO 80202-4432
United States

Practice Areas

Health Care Law (Corporate, Fraud and Abuse, Hospitals, Litigation, Long-Term Care, Medical Staff Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Non-Profits, Nonprofit Organizations and Charitable Giving, Nurses, Nursing Homes, Physicians)

Other Information

Gender: Female