Securitization veteran Pat Quinn is set to take over as managing partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, according to a company press release.

Quinn assumes some of the responsibilities of exiting chairman Chris White.  

Quinn’s role as Managing Partner will focus on managing the Firm’s operations. He has practiced at Cadwalader for 25 years and currently co-chair of Cadwalader’s capital markets department. 

He will be working closely with Jim Woolery, who takes over as Chairman of the law firm. Woolery will focus on clients and markets. He will remain co-chair of the firm’s corporate department. 

Woolery joined the firm as deputy chairman and co-chair of Cadwalader’s corporate practice in February 2013.  

Before joining Cadwalader, Woolery was co-head of North American M&A investment banking at JPMorgan, and prior to that he was a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP.

Former chairman White will oversee the transition and remain firm chairman through the end of 2014.

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