Dahlia B. Doumar Named Co-Chair and Managing Partner of Patterson Belknap

April 14, 2022

Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has elected Dahlia B. Doumar as Co-Chair and Managing Partner, effective immediately. She succeeds Lisa E. Cleary, who served as Co-Chair and Managing Partner for eight years, and joins Peter W. Tomlinson, who has been re-elected for an additional term as Co-Chair.

Ms. Doumar leads the firm’s Tax practice, representing domestic and foreign for-profit companies, exempt organizations and high net worth individuals. In the exempt organizations area, Ms. Doumar counsels clients on unrelated business income tax issues, investment structuring, rules governing the maintenance of donor advised funds, reporting regarding foreign investments and grants, self dealing, intermediate sanctions and excise tax issues generally. In the corporate area, she advises clients on corporate reorganizations and recapitalizations, restructuring of distressed companies, business acquisitions and dispositions, partnership and limited liability company investments.

Mr. Tomlinson is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Structured Finance Litigation practice, where he represents clients in several high-stakes litigations involving residential mortgage-backed securities transactions. He has negotiated settlements of disputes involving residential mortgage-backed securities leading to recoveries of billions of dollars. He also advises institutional investors in connection with structured finance transactions, including advising on their rights under the transaction documents, representing directing certificate holders in connection with litigation, and negotiating settlements on behalf of certificate holders.

Mr. Tomlinson said, “Dahlia brings many years of firm leadership to this role, including service on our Management Committee and leadership of the Tax department. She is committed to making Patterson the best professional home for our attorneys and business services staff, and to ensuring that we continue to provide the highest level of service to our clients.”