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Veteran Banking and Financial Services Lawyer Christine A. Docherty Joins Nutter as Partner

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Nutter announced today that Christine A. Docherty has joined the firm as a partner in its Corporate and Transactions Department and as a member of its Banking and Financial Services group. She focuses her practice on advising a wide range of banking clients – including community and regional banks and international banking companies – on supervision, enforcement and regulatory matters, mergers and acquisitions, the formation of new banks and charter conversions, master account access, discount window lending, and corporate reorganizations.

In addition, Docherty will provide legal counsel on affiliate transaction restrictions, capital and liquidity requirements, corporate governance and internal controls, and compliance with financial services statutes and regulations, including the Dodd-Frank Act, the Volcker Rule, and recovery and resolution planning requirements. Docherty will also perform M&A due diligence and negotiate agreements in connection with transactions.

“Nutter continues to expand its capabilities in key industries in which the Firm continues to experience high demand for legal services. Banking and financial services is such an industry, and Christine’s addition to our highly-regarded banking team strengthens what is already a robust practice. We are delighted to welcome her to Nutter,” said Liam O’Connell, Nutter’s Co-Managing Partner.

“Christine brings tremendous experience providing corporate and bank regulatory advice to a wide range of financial institutions,” said Michael Krebs, chair of Nutter's Corporate and Transactions Department and co-chair of the Banking and Financial Services group. “Clients will benefit enormously from her deep knowledge to achieve their business objectives.”

Prior to joining Nutter, Docherty was vice president and associate general counsel at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, where she provided strategic legal advice to the Supervision, Regulation and Credit Department; Macrofinancial Steering and Asset Management Committees; and the Conference of Presidents’ Financial Stability Committee on macroprudential and microprudential policy matters. She recently completed an assignment with the United States Department of the Treasury, working on the implementation of financial assistance programs under the American Rescue Plan Act. Docherty also advised on the administration and operation of Section 13(3) emergency lending facilities, which authorizes the Federal Reserve to lend to non-banking companies in emergencies. Before her tenure at the Federal Reserve, she was vice president and senior counsel at State Street Bank and Trust Company. Earlier in her career, Docherty practiced law at a Boston-based international law firm and served as a law clerk at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). She earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and her B.A. from Columbia University.

Nutter’s Banking and Financial Services attorneys serve as corporate and regulatory counsel to banks, savings institutions, and other financial institutions and address a wide range of needs, including new bank formations, mergers and acquisitions, holding company formations, conversions, interstate expansion, the introduction of new products and services, including securities, insurance and trust services, and electronic banking.

Nutter’s Corporate and Transactions Department represents public corporations, privately-held companies, private equity firms, nonprofit institutions, and family-owned businesses in a wide variety of domestic and cross-border transactions. The firm’s attorneys advise on significant transactions in every major industry sector, including banking, technology, life sciences, manufacturing, professional services, real estate, energy, medical devices, and healthcare. Nutter handles the full range of M&A and private equity transactions, including representing buyers and sellers in auctions and bid processes, mergers, asset sales, stock purchases, leveraged buyouts, roll-ups, joint ventures, PIPEs, going private transactions, exchanges of securities, friendly and hostile tender offers, and proxy contests.

About Nutter
Nutter is a Boston-based law firm that provides legal counsel to industry-leading companies, early stage entrepreneurs, institutions, foundations, and families, across the country and around the world. The firm’s business and finance, intellectual property, litigation, real estate and land use, labor and employment, tax, and trusts and estates practices are national in scope. The firm was co-founded in 1879 by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis, before his appointment to the Court. For more information, please visit and follow the firm on LinkedIn.

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