Jennifer Minter, chair of the firm's Corporate section, is featured in the Pittsburgh Business Times "Personalities of Pittsburgh: Jennifer Minter is working ‘on the side of the angels’"
In this feature, Jennifer discusses her career path, her biggest deals, being one of the few female corporate group leaders in the legal industry and more.
Is there a transaction that you believe put you on the map?
There are two. In 2002, I was a second-year associate trying to figure out my head from my tail. I’d finished a transaction and a partner came over and asked if I had time for a deal — of course, you say yes — and it was the IPO for Dick’s Sporting Goods. I’d not done a lot of securities work at that time, but I ended up absolutely falling in love with it. From that point, I tried to steer my career into public company and securities law work. Dick’s is still a client of mine. I really enjoy that line of work. I’d say the most recent I’m proud of is representing Consol Energy when they separated their coal and natural gas businesses. I served as lead outside counsel for that transaction. It was ginormous. We had four or five other law firms with very specific roles involved, but Buchanan — and I, in particular — ran point.