Davis Polk & Wardwell elects new managing partner

April 12, 2011 Davis Polk & Wardwell has announced the election of Thomas J. Reid to the role of managing partner.

Reid is currently head of the firm’s corporate department, and takes over the role from M&A partner John R. Ettinger, who has headed the firm for the past 12 years.

“I am grateful to have worked closely with John Ettinger for the past several years. Under his leadership, Davis Polk has protected and enhanced our 160-year-old franchise,” said Reid in a statement. “I am both humbled and excited by the opportunity to serve all of the people of Davis Polk, to help guide the firm as we continue to grow our business, to set the profession’s standard of excellence across our many practice areas and to help our clients achieve their business objectives worldwide.”

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