Jennifer Docherty is a managing director and associate general counsel in the financial services group at Piper Sandler & Co. She has over 20 years of experience as a senior banking and legal advisor, including structuring and executing over $63 billion in capital raising for financial institutions since 2014, including over $25 billion through more than 130 debt and equity transactions in 2020. In addition to transactional work, Docherty works closely with management teams and boards of directors providing general strategic and industry advice. She is a frequent national speaker and panelist at industry conferences, and regular contributor to articles on banking and gender diversity.
Previously, Docherty was a managing director and associate general counsel at Sandler O’Neill + Partners, L.P. Prior to that, she was a senior associate at a New York City law firm working on general corporate, regulatory and securities matters for financial institutions, including mergers and acquisitions, mutual-to-stock conversions, reorganizations into holding company form, and public and private offerings of debt and equity securities.
Docherty is the co-founder and founding director and chief executive officer of Bank on Women, Inc./WIN (Winning Strategies for Boards and C-suites), a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the community bank industry on the importance of adding qualified women to the Board and C-suites of community banks. Bank on Women works within the industry to develop and promote women leaders, with the goal of increasing the numbers of qualified women serving on community bank boards and in executive management.
Docherty holds a Juris doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Lehigh University. She is a registered representative and holds her Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses. Docherty is currently also a Level 2 certified USA Hockey coach and treasurer of her daughter’s Girl Scouts of America troop.