Nicole J.E. Brennig

US Co-Chair, Investment Funds Practice
Nicky advises many of the world’s largest financial institutions on all aspects of their business.

Nicky Brennig is a partner and US Co-Chair of the Investment Funds practice group. With two decades of experience in the investment funds industry, Nicky is a trusted advisor to her clients. She focuses on domestic and foreign alternative investment representation and advises pension plans, endowments, insurers, fund-of-fund investors, 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.

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 – 2024)

Chambers USA

  • Band 1, Nationwide Investment Funds: Investor Representation (2024)
  • Band 2, Nationwide Investment Funds: Investor Representation (2019 – 2023)

The Legal 500 United States

  • Recommended, Private Equity Funds (including Venture Capital) (2019 – 2024) 



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

Media Mentions

Civic and Charitable

  • Board of Trustees, St. Andrew's Episcopal School
  • Former Member - Board of Directors, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Texas

Memberships And Affiliations

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