Patrick Daugherty

Patrick Daugherty

Director

  • Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP
  • Former Counsel to Commissioner Edward H. Fleischman (US Securities & Exchange Commission)

Patrick Daugherty directs a corporate, M&A, finance, financial regulatory and fintech law practice devoted to capital formation, innovation, and return of and on investment. With 40 years of experience in global markets and at SEC HQ, he advises executives, entrepreneurs and investors on strategic initiatives and governance. His advisory expertise covers Sarbanes-Oxley and Dodd-Frank, the 1933 Act, 1934 Act, 1939 Act, 1940 Act and Commodity Exchange Act. Daugherty structures the full spectrum of financial products, services and transactions, ranging from angel or seed investment and multi-series preferred stock to IPOs and secondary offerings, SPAC and PIPE offerings and De-SPAC mergers. Also in his bailiwick: mezzanine, convertible, exchangeable, high-yield and high-grade debt issues; Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings; “363” sales and Chapter 11 restructurings, syndicated loans, venture capital and private equity transactions, exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products, digital assets and cryptocurrency, securities tokens and DeFi products and services. He represents commercial banks, finance companies, insurance companies, investment banks, broker-dealers, futures commission merchants, exchanges, alternative trading systems, swap execution facilities, investment advisors, investment companies (mutual funds), ETF and ETP sponsors, hedge funds, proprietary trading firms and family offices, in capital markets transactions, SEC and FINRA matters and business combinations. In addition to his SEC practice, Daugherty leads Foley’s blockchain technology practice. For details of his practice, including illustrative assignments, results achieved, thought leadership, peer recognition, awards, etc., see http://www.foley.com/patrick-daugherty