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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Villanova University School of Law, 2011
    • B.A., Franklin & Marshall College, 2007
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, District of Delaware
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Delaware
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit

Brenna is an associate in the Bankruptcy and Restructuring practice. Her creativity, efficiency, problem-solving, and attention to detail add value to her clients. Brenna's practice focuses on financial restructuring, bankruptcy, and commercial transactions. Clients depend on Brenna's ability to broker resolutions with other parties in interest and facilitate the consummation of transactions to achieve their goals. She works closely with Polsinelli attorneys to protect clients' interests and counsels both debtors and creditors. Her refreshing approach accomplishes client objectives and minimizes costs. Her practice extends to representations in cases brought under chapters 7, 11 and 15 of the United States Bankruptcy Code.

Brenna regularly represents debtors, creditors' committees, secured lenders, indenture trustees, and unsecured creditors in court on bankruptcy matters. She appears in federal and state courts to advocate on behalf of her clients. During her three-year tenure with the Delaware Department of Justice as a Deputy Attorney General, she gained meaningful litigation experience. She prosecuted a number of jury trials and argued a volume of motions before the Court of Common Pleas and the Superior Court of the State of Delaware. She counsels creditors about available remedies in the assignment for the benefit of creditors in the Court of Chancery context. Brenna also appears in the Delaware State Courts on behalf of lenders who seek remedies against borrowers or collateral.

  • Lead debtor counsel in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Lucky's Market Parent Company, LLC
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel to SportCo Holdings, Ellett Brothers, United Sporting Companies, and their affiliates in their chapter 11 bankruptcy cases
  • Lead counsel to large Dental Services Organization in the out of court sale of substantially all of its assets, practices, and captive insurance companies and winding down of its business
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Creditors' Committee in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Ravn Air Group, Inc., et al.
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel and conflicts counsel to Creditors' Committee in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Southland Royalty Company LLC
  • Delaware bankruptcy counsel to Dundee Pikco Limited in its chapter 15 foreign recognition bankruptcy case
  • Lead debtor counsel in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Bayou Steel Group d/b/a BD LaPlace, LLC, Bayou Steel BD Holdings, L.L.C. and BD Bayou Steel Investment, L.L.C. in their chapter 11 bankruptcy cases
  • Lead counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of L.K. Bennett U.S.A., Inc.
  • Lead counsel to the Creditors' Committee in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases of Cherry Bros. LLC d/b/a Cherrydale Farms
  • Lead counsel to Orchids Paper Products Company and its affiliates in their chapter 11 bankruptcy cases
  • Delaware counsel in multiple adversary proceedings alleging fraudulent transfer and preferential transfer
  • Represented commercial landlords in a variety of large chapter 11 cases, including retail
  • Represented an ad hoc committee of construction and mechanics lienholders in a distressed plastic manufacturer chapter 11 case
  • Represented the official committee of unsecured creditors in a chapter 11 insurance industry case
  • Represented litigation trusts in claims reconciliation processes and in enhancing recoveries for the benefit of unsecured creditors
  • Counseled independent directors on their rights, duties, and obligations related to authorizing an entity's chapter 11 bankruptcy petition-filing
  • Defended service-providers, shippers, and suppliers against avoidance and fraudulent transfer actions
  • Represented secured creditors in hearings on motions for relief from the automatic stay designed to enable them to return to state court to pursue remedies against the underlying collateral, including foreclosure
  • Represented service providers and suppliers in moving for and receiving payment of administrative expense claims
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Author, Strategic Alternatives for and Against Distressed Businesses, 2021 Edition, Thomson Reuters, Chapter 22 Delaware Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors 2021
 
January 2021
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Mentioned, Law360
June 10, 2019
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Mentioned, Law360
May 7, 2019
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Safe Harbor Exception of Section 546(e) and Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc.
Presenter, Bankruptcy Inn of Court
April 2019
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Corporate Governance: Bankruptcy Petition Filing Authorization
Presenter, American Bankruptcy Institute: Young and New Members Committee
September 13, 2018
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Let's Ask for Sanctions! (But What Kind?)
Author, ABI Journal
June 2018
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Make-Whole Premiums: EFH & Momentive Treatment
Presenter, Bankruptcy Inn of Court
April 2018
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Planning Is Key to Treatment of Charities' Endowment Funds in Bankruptcy
Author, Turnaround Management Association 
November 2017
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In Pursuit of the Podium: Gender Dynamics in the Courtroom
Moderator, IWIRC Delaware Chapter
September 2018