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DLA Piper LLP (US)

401 CONGRESS AVENUE, SUITE 2500, AUSTIN,TEXAS 78701-3799, USA
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Work +1 512 457 7000
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Fax +1 512 457 7001
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www.dlapiper.com

Nicole Brennig

Tel:
Work +1 512 457 7241
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Web:
www.dlapiper.com/en/us/people/b/brennig-nicole/
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Work Department

Global Investment Funds; Corporate

Position

Partner

Career

Nicky Brennig's practice focuses on advising many of the world's largest and most active pension plans, endowments, insurance companies, private market solutions providers, family offices and other financial institutions on all aspects of their business.

Nicky is actively involved in domestic and foreign alternative investment representation, including advising clients with respect to private investment funds, syndicated and direct co-investments, fund restructurings, general partner removals, advisory board matters, fund and advisor acquisitions and other consolidations, and fund dissolutions. Nicky also represents institutional investors in connection with the acquisition and sale of partnership interests in large secondary market transactions.

Nicky has been an active member of the alternative investment funds industry for over a decade. She is frequently invited to speak at major industry events and is involved in investor-education efforts with respect to alternative investments.

Nicky is also an active member of her community and serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas.

Education

J.D., Southern Methodist University; B.A., Concordia University


United States: Investment fund formation and management

Private equity funds (including venture capital)

Within: Private equity funds (including venture capital)

DLA Piper LLP (US)'s practice is well known for handling sponsor-side fund mandates, however the investor-side practice was bolstered in 2018 by David Parrish and Nicole Brennig ('very commercial and responsive') joining the Austin office from Jackson Walker, L.L.P.. The firm's client base includes start-up venture capital firms, American and international sovereign wealth funds, endowments and pension plans. David Goldstein, Richard Reilly, Yasho Lahiri ('a superb negotiator and diligent in his work') and of counsel Carmen Wong are key names in New York. In 2018 Victor Levy moved to the New York office of Clifford Chance and Richard Ginsberg moved to Winston & Strawn LLP's Chicago office; however, in mid-2019 New York-based partner John Reiss joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP, and Adam Tope joined from Hogan Lovells US LLP.

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