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Brent L. Bernell

Brent L. Bernell


Brent Bernell provides counsel to public and private companies, as well as the institutional investors that help them grow, on the full spectrum of corporate and securities matters, including capital markets, M&A, venture capital financing and public company reporting and corporate governance. 

Brent's transactional practice includes representing issuers and underwriters in registered and unregistered public equity and debt offerings, strategic and financial buyers and sellers in mergers and acquisitions and private companies and institutional investors in venture capital and private equity investments. He also has extensive experience advising on securities law compliance, public company reporting obligations and corporate governance matters. Brent's practice spans industries, but he has a particular focus on representing emerging growth companies in the technology, software and life sciences industries, as well as the institutional investors serving those sectors.

Brent is a member of the firm's national capital markets & public company advisory, emerging growth & venture capital and ESG leadership groups and serves on the Austin advisory board of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Texas TriCities Chapter. He also is the former Chair of the Technology Section of the Austin Bar Association.

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  • J.D., Harvard Law School 2011
    magna cum laude
  • B.A., Public Policy Studies, Duke University 2007
    magna cum laude