Wendy Brenner

Partner

I enjoy helping innovative companies manage their workforces in the context of rapid growth and an ever-evolving legal landscape.

brennerwj@cooley.com

Wendy J. Brenner chairs the Employment & Labor practice group and works with technology and life science entities, ranging from startups to public companies, on employment counseling and litigation. Her counseling practice spans human resources issues facing employers, including hiring and recruiting, worker classification, employee separations, personnel policies, executive compensation agreements, wage-and-hour matters and compliance with state and federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requirements. She regularly conducts, directs and advises on workplace investigations involving whistleblower allegations, discrimination and harassment and also advises employers on employee mobility issues, including trade secret matters and restrictive covenants.

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Experience

  • Byju’s Agrees to Acquire Tynker to Continue US Expansion 

  • Dutch Bros – $556.8 Million IPO 

  • SoftBank Vision Fund 2 Leads Picsart’s $130 Million Funding Round 

  • Vanguard Group Agrees to Acquire Just Invest 

  • India-Based Edtech Company Byju’s Acquires Epic 

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Passions

    Family

    Community Service

    San Francisco Giants

Education

  • UC Berkeley School of Law
    JD, 1998

  • Stanford University
    BA, Political Science
    1993


Admissions & Credentials

California

Memberships

  • American Bar Association

  • Santa Clara County Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law Pro Bono Committee: Frances Perkins Public Service Award