Overview

Mary Kogut Brawley is a debt finance partner in the Houston office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Her practice spans a wide array of debt financing transactions, including the representation of private equity funds, hedge funds, mezzanine funds and private and public companies. Mary has successfully handled complex financings in connection with leveraged buyouts, public offerings, reserve-based financings and refinancings, and restructurings (including in-court and out-of-court restructurings, debtor-in-possession financings, and exit financings). 

Known for her unique ability to calmly and masterfully advocate for clients in high stakes negotiations, Mary is a “go to” attorney for complex transactions. With clients ranging from EIG Global Energy Partners and Sanchez Energy Corporation to Apollo Global Management and LINN Energy, Mary has been involved in some of the most high profile recent acquisition-related financings and restructurings in the energy industry.

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Thought Leadership

Seminars

Creativity in Energy Private Equity,” Speaker at Kayo Women’s Energy Investment Conference, June 14, 2018

Future of Energy Lending,” Speaker at Kayo Women’s Energy Investment Conference, June 13, 2017

The Risks of Becoming a Board Member,” Speaker at the Women’s Executive Board Leadership Forum, March 31, 2017

Debt Investment Opportunities in the Energy Sector,” Speaker at the Executive Women's Energy Symposium, November 16, 2016

E&P Restructuring: Where we’ve Been, Where we are, and What the Future may Bring,” Keynote address at the Women’s Energy Network (Houston chapter) luncheon speaking series, November 16, 2016

Upstream Investing,” Speaker at Kayo Women’s Energy Investment Conference, June 7, 2016

Approaching Gender Differences in Negotiations,” Presentation to Texas Women of Wall Street, May 17, 2016

An Overview of the Chapter 11 Process and Key Issues in Recent Oil and Gas Restructurings,” Speaker at the Credit Suisse Restructuring Conference, February 2, 2016

Overview of Key Issues in Recent Oil and Gas Restructurings,” Speaker at the 2016 Texas Journal of Oil, Gas and Energy Law Symposium, January 29, 2016

Memberships & Affiliations

Board of Directors, Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA, a YMCA of Greater Houston

Credentials

Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2010California
  • 2016Texas

Languages

  • English
  • Portuguese

Education

  • Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D.cum laude2009

    Global Law Scholar

    Note Production Editor & Final Editor, The Tax Lawyer

  • Georgetown UniversityB.A., Political Economywith Honors, summa cum laude2005

    Phi Beta Kappa

    Alpha Sigma Nu