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Nicole J.E. Brennig

Global Co-head, Institutional Investors Practice
Nicky advises many of the world’s largest financial institutions on all aspects of their business.

Nicky Brennig is a lawyer focused on domestic and foreign alternative investment representation. She advises pension plans, endowments, insurers, private market solutions providers, family offices and other financial institutions on all aspects of their business.

Her areas of concentration include 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 a member of the alternative investment funds industry for over a decade and is frequently invited to speak at major industry events. 

Bar admissionsMassachusettsTexas
  • J.D., Southern Methodist University
    cum laude
  • B.A., Concordia University
    with distinction


  • Chambers Global
    • Band 2, USA Investment Funds: Investor Representation (2020-2023)
  • Chambers USA
    • Band 2, Nationwide Investment Funds: Investor Representation (2019-2023) 
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended, Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital) (2019-2023) 



  • Panelist, "Endowment & Foundation Forum," The 18th Annual Endowment and Foundation Forum (2016)

Media Mentions

Civic and Charitable

  • Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas

Memberships And Affiliations

  • National Association of Public Pension Attorneys
  • Pension Real Estate Association
  • State Bar of Texas