Earlier this week, Warren refused a similar request when asked by Boston radio station, saying the list doesn’t exist. But Harvard Law School requires faculty members to report outside activities annually, in what is known as the “Annual Activity Reports.”
The full text of Senator Brown’s letter, which was sent to the Warren campaign this morning, is below:
September 26, 2012
Elizabeth Warren For Senate
5 Middlesex Ave, First Floor
Somerville, MA 02145
Dear Professor Warren,
In recent days, it has come to light that your outside legal work has included corporate clients, including the insurance giant Travelers and the conglomerate LTV Steel.
In each case, your work for these corporations is at odds with the image you portray on the campaign trail fighting for the middle class and the little guy. Based on media accounts, you earned nearly a quarter million dollars working for these corporations in an effort to deny workers their just compensation and promised health care benefits.
Already during this campaign, serious questions have arisen with regard to your handling of your ethnicity and your claims to being a Native American. It has been revealed that you switched your ethnic identity to minority at a time when you were seeking professional advancement, only to switch it back to white once you reached your desired position. Now, voters are learning that contrary to your claim to always stand with middle-class workers, you have instead chosen to stand with large corporations and against workers.
Voters deserve to know your full involvement in these types of cases. Therefore, I am calling on you to provide a complete accounting of your corporate legal clients during your years at Harvard. On multiple occasions in the past, you have declined similar requests. In May, you denied a request from the Boston Globe to disclose a full list of the cases you have been involved in. Earlier this week during an appearance on WTKK radio, you claimed that such a list doesn’t exist.
However, as you know, Harvard Law School requires its faculty members to report outside activities each year. There is a list, and it does exist. You’ve compiled it before, and you’ve provided it to your employer. I believe the voters of Massachusetts – for whom you seek to work now – are entitled to no less a standard of transparency than what you provide to Harvard each year.
Taken together with your refusal to satisfy media demands for a full six years of tax returns and your refusal to release your university personnel files, these new revelations leave voters with a disturbing and confusing picture of whose interests you really represent.
During this campaign, you have accused others of siding with big corporations. As it turns out, you are the only candidate in this race who has stood on the side of large corporate interests over the middle class.
I look forward to your prompt and thorough disclosure.
Scott P. Brown
United States Senator