Brenna’s practice focuses on corporate restructuring, bankruptcy, and commercial transactions.
Clients rely on her problem-solving abilities, efficient approach, and experience to accomplish their objectives.
Brenna regularly represents debtors, creditors’ committees, secured lenders, indenture trustees, and unsecured creditors in bankruptcy court proceedings. Primarily concentrating on representations in chapter 11 cases, she also has experience in chapter 7 and 15 cases under the US Bankruptcy Code.
Brenna is a Delaware Board Member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation. She also volunteers her time as a guardian ad litem through the Office of the Child Advocate.
Since 2021, Brenna has been included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights and insolvency reorganization law as well as bankruptcy litigation.
Prior to joining Morris Nichols, Brenna worked in the bankruptcy and corporate restructuring department in the Delaware office of a prominent law firm. Before entering private practice, she gained experience during a three-year tenure as a Deputy Attorney General with the Delaware Department of Justice where she prosecuted jury trials and argued motions before the Court of Common Pleas and the Delaware Superior Court.
Represented debtors as lead counsel in various chapter 11 bankruptcy cases, including an independent grocer, a steel group, and a paper company.
Delaware bankruptcy counsel to sporting company and affiliates in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.
Lead counsel to a 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.
Co-counsel and conflicts counsel to creditors’ committee in the chapter 11 bankruptcy cases involving a transportation company.
Co-counsel to a manufacturing company in its chapter 15 foreign recognition case.
Lead counsel to the official committee of unsecured creditors in the chapter 11 bankruptcy case of retail company.
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.
Counseled creditors on available remedies in the assignment for the benefit of creditors in the Delaware Court of Chancery context.
Appeared in Delaware State Courts on behalf of lenders seeking remedies against borrowers or collateral.
News & Insights
- Firm News, 02.06.2024
Brenna Dolphin joins as a special counsel and Clint Carlisle joins the firm as an associate.
Professional & Civic
American Bankruptcy Institute
Delaware State Bar Association (Bankruptcy Section)
Delaware Bankruptcy Inn of Court (Executive Committee)
International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) (Vice Chair, Delaware Chapter)
Villanova Law Alumni Association (Delaware Chapter Leadership Board Member)
- Judicial Intern to the Honorable Mary F. Walrath, US Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, 2010
Villanova University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2011
Franklin & Marshall College, BA, history and government, 2007
- Delaware, 2011
- US District Court for the District of Delaware
- US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit