Brenda Dieck | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Brenda Dieck
Brenda Dieck

Brenda Dieck

Partner, Los Angeles, New York

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Brenda Dieck is particularly highlighted for her negotiation skills, with one client stating: “I think she was phenomenal in benchmarking what the ask and recommendation should be; that’s what your finance counsel should do.”

Chambers USA 2017

Overview

Brenda's track record spans the entire spectrum of debt products and industries, including secured and unsecured syndicated financings, private debt placements, leveraged acquisition finance, asset based and cash flow lending, mezzanine financings, restructuring transactions and distressed debt investments.

Beyond the U.S., Brenda helps clients to navigate the cross-border intricacies of highly technical structures, including second-lien financings, complex intercreditor arrangements and "yankee loans".

World-leading financial institutions and private equity funds including Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital, Credit Suisse, CIT, American AgCredit and Harvest Partners regularly seek Brenda's knowledge and insight on major transactions worth in excess of US$1 billion.

Brenda is recognized as a leading lawyer in the field of Banking and Finance by Chambers USA: California 2017. She was also selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of Banking and Finance Law.

Brenda's achievements have led to her appointment to a number of significant professional associations, including the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Commercial Law and Bankruptcy Section, the American College of Investment Counsel, and the Women Lawyers Association of Los Angeles. She is also a member of WLALA’s Joint Task Force on the Retention and Promotion of Women Lawyers.

Bars and Courts

  • California State Bar

Education

  • Blakemore Fellowship, Inter-University Center for Japanese Language Studies, Yokohama, Japan
  • JD, University of Washington
  • BA, University of Wisconsin
  • Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan

Languages

  • English
  • Japanese

Experience

US$2.8 billion leveraged acquisition of a Computer Systems Company

Brenda represented Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse as lead arrangers in a US$2.8 billion leveraged acquisition of a leading auto dealership computer systems company. This transaction included first-lien, second-lien and third-lien secured credit facilities.

First-of-its kind Timberlands backed note issuance

Acting for Barclays Capital and American AgCredit, Brenda advised on a first-of-its-kind US$295 million senior-secured medium-term issuance and delayed draw notes structure. This transaction, the first ever whole business timber securitization, was "Highly Commended" by the Financial Times in its US Innovative Lawyers 2011 report.

Major League Baseball DIP financing

Brenda represented Major League Baseball in the provision of debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing to the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team.

Private Equity-Backed Acquisition Financing of Auto Repair Chain

Representing Harvest Partners, L.P., Brenda advised on a senior secured credit facility, mezzanine facility and related equity issuance in connection with its acquisition of Driven Brands Inc. a leading car care company that operates the MAACO, Meineke and Econo Lube brand franchises.

Asset-Based Lending to Chemical Products Company

Brenda counseled Deutsche Bank on the US$175 million asset-based credit facility it provided to the TPC Group LLC and Texas Butylene Chemical Corporation. The companies provide highly specialized lines of chemical products to chemical and petroleum companies around the world.

Gaming Facilities

Brenda represented San Pasqual Casino Development Group, Inc., which runs the Valley View Casino owned by the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians, on its US$200 million senior secured credit facility.

Private Equity-Backed Acquisition Financing of Healthcare Companies

Brenda represented Harvest Partners LP on its acquisition of home infusion therapy provider AxelaCare Holdings Inc. from Excellere Partners, including in connection with a senior secured bank facility and mezzanine debt facilities. She also represented Harvest Partners LP on its acquisition of Athletico Physical Therapy, a clinician-owned physical therapy business, including in connection with a senior secured bank facility and mezzanine debt facilities.

Speaking Engagements

"How the Dodd-Frank Act Affects Non-US Financial Institutions", September 15, 2010:
Tokyo Japan

Awards & Recognition

Leading Lawyer, Banking & Finance – California – Chambers USA 2015 - 2017

The Best Lawyers in America, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Banking and Finance Law

Brenda Dieck was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016, 2017 and 2018 editions in the fields of Banking and Finance Law

Chambers USA

"She is particularly highlighted for her negotiation skills, with one client stating: "I think she was phenomenal in benchmarking what the ask and recommendation should be; that's what your finance counsel should do."

Rising Star

Super Lawyers 2015

Financial Times' US Innovative Lawyer awards, 2011

"Highly commended" citation for the structuring of a first-of-its-kind issuance of secured notes, in connection with a whole business timber securitization