“The Top 50 Women in Law award list highlights some of the most extraordinary legal professionals,” said Dennis Kennedy, Founder and Chair of the National Diversity Council. “We are honored to recognize such a distinguished group of women dedicated to continuous success in their workplaces and communities.”
The 2017 Top 50 Women in Law selection was based on the following criteria:
- Receives a high degree of peer recognition for leadership excellence and professional expertise
- Exemplifies a noteworthy commitment to fairness, equity and justice in client representation and professional collaborations
- Maintains a superior level of integrity and dignity across the full spectrum of legal dealings and responsibilities
- Demonstrates commitment to helping other women succeed
Ms. Brennig is a highly-regarded, long-time corporate finance partner. She has an extensive practice that includes representation of financial institutions, institutional investors and corporate borrowers in all types of secured and unsecured financing transactions, including acquisition financings, asset based lending, reserve based lending, master limited partnership (MLP) financing, multi-currency credit facilities, floor plan financing, first lien/second lien transactions and debt restructuring. She routinely represents large commercial banks in connection with syndicated credit facilities to both public and private borrowers in a broad range of industries, including upstream and midstream energy and oil field services, technology, construction, automotive, death care, financial products and services, and real estate. Ms. Brennig has been with the firm for nearly 20 years. In 2013, she was appointed firmwide hiring partner. She is currently serving on the firm’s Policy Committee, the firm’s governing body, and currently sits on numerous other firm committees, including the Associates Committee, Business Intake Committee, Diversity Committee, Partners Committee and Women’s Initiative Team. She received her J.D. in 1992 from South Texas College of Law and her B.B.A. from Lamar University in 1990.
Ms. Wu's practice is concentrated in the areas of real estate, finance and business transactions. Her broad-based representation includes all aspects of the acquisition, management and disposition of real estate, the origination and servicing of loans, hospitality industry matters, private-public partnerships and general business matters. As a long-time partner at Andrews Kurth Kenyon, Ms. Wu brings a unique breadth and depth of experience across the spectrum of business and finance transactions to a broad-based national clientele. She has held leadership roles within the firm including Managing Partner of the Dallas office, Hiring Partner of the Dallas office, and currently sits on a number of firm committees, including the Women's Initiative Team, Compensation Committee, Finance Committee and the Policy Committee. She received her J.D. in 1985 from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A. from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1982.
Both Brennig (Houston) and Wu (Dallas) will be honored during Legal Diversity Week November 7-9, 2017 in their respective cities. Registration is currently ongoing and can be completed at legaldiversityweek.org.
About the National Diversity Council
A non-profit organization committed to fostering a learning environment for organizations to grow in their knowledge of diversity. The council affords opportunities for organizations to share best practices and learn from top corporate leaders in the areas of diversity and inclusion. More information about the National Diversity Council is available at nationaldiversitycouncil.org.
About Andrews Kurth Kenyon LLP
Since 1902, Andrews Kurth Kenyon has built its practice on the belief that “straight talk is good business.” Real answers, clear vision and mutual respect define the law firm’s relationships with clients, colleagues, communities and employees. With 11 locations worldwide, Andrews Kurth Kenyon represents a wide array of clients in multiple industries. For more information about Andrews Kurth Kenyon, please visit andrewskurthkenyon.com.