Brenda Pontiff is the Director of Business Development, Diversity and Inclusion at Horvitz & Levy LLP based in Burbank, California. She started her career as a Water District paralegal at Houston’s Vinson & Elkins in the late 1980s. After only a few months, her boss put her in charge of pitching a new service line to existing Water District clients and eventually leveraged the growing niche to begin relationships with new water districts.
Meanwhile, Brenda was also developing her stand-up comedy career at Houston’s Comedy Workshop and in 1993, moved to Los Angeles after becoming a new face at Hollywood’s famed Improv Comedy Club. After touring in comedy clubs and appearing in a few sitcoms, she settled into a Big Four sales career by selling and marketing litigation support services to corporations and law firms, eventually finding her way back to law firm marketing