Norton Rose Fulbright today announced that Patrick D. Dolan, an experienced structured finance and securitization lawyer, has joined the global law firm’s New York office as a partner. He comes to Norton Rose Fulbright from Dechert LLP.

Dolan focuses his practice on asset-backed and mortgage-backed securitizations, which often involve innovative structures. He represents warehouse lenders, issuers, underwriters, investors and multi-seller commercial paper conduits.

Dolan has worked on financings and securitizations of various asset types, including PACE (Property Assessed Clean Energy) bonds, tax liens, structured settlements, peer-to-peer/marketplace loans, trade receivables, aircraft leases, subprime auto loans, life insurance and credit tenant leases.

Daryl Lansdale, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Managing Partner, said:

“Patrick is a seasoned structured finance lawyer with more than 25 years of extensive experience working on complex securitization deals. His arrival further strengthens our finance practice, which has seen coast-to-coast growth this past year.”

Gene Lewis, Norton Rose Fulbright’s US Head of Business Practice, commented:

“Patrick’s reputation for working on innovative structures and newer asset types in the securitization area makes him a perfect addition. His deep finance knowledge enables him to successfully handle the most sophisticated transactions.”

Dolan, who chairs the structured finance committee of the New York City Bar Association, said:

“I am thrilled to join Norton Rose Fulbright’s highly respected finance practice. I look forward to working with the talented lawyers in the finance group and across other practices as well as having access to Norton Rose Fulbright’s global platform.”

Licensed to practice in New York, Dolan received his JD from the University of Chicago Law School and his BA from Swarthmore College.