Morris Nichols’ Expanding Bankruptcy & Restructuring Group Adds Two Experienced Attorneys

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Morris Nichols is delighted to announce the recent additions of Brenna Dolphin and Clint Carlisle to the firm’s Bankruptcy & Restructuring practice.

“The addition of Brenna and Clint reflects the firm’s continued commitment to excellence and growing the practice when opportunities present themselves,” said Rob Dehney, head of the group, which has welcomed six new attorneys since summer 2023.

Brenna A. Dolphin joins the firm as a special counsel. She has strong roots in Delaware, having worked in bankruptcy and corporate restructuring in the Delaware office of a prominent law firm before joining Morris Nichols. Prior to 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.

In her practice, 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 also active in the Delaware legal community. She is a Delaware Board Member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation and volunteers her time as a guardian ad litem through the Office of the Child Advocate.

Brenna earned her JD, cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law in 2011. She graduated with a BA in history and government from Franklin & Marshall College in 2007.

Clint M. Carlisle joins Morris Nichols as an associate attorney. His broad-based practice includes chapter 11 cases and out-of-court restructurings representing creditors and other parties in interest.

He gained experience as an associate practicing in the restructuring group at other major law firms in New York before starting Morris Nichols. In law school, he completed a judicial internship with the Honorable Martin Glenn, Chief Judge of the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York.

Clint graduated cum laude from Brooklyn Law School in 2020. He earned his MA in higher and postsecondary education from Columbia University in 2015; and earned his BA magna cum laude in political science and sociology from Louisiana Tech University in 2012.


Recognized as Delaware’s premier law firm, Morris Nichols handles bet-the-company, high-stakes matters in the four key areas of corporate litigation, alternative entities and corporate counseling, bankruptcy and restructuring, and intellectual property litigation. The firm is regularly involved as lead counsel or co-counsel in matters of national and international significance, as well as those affecting its immediate community.

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