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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 697
  • Gross Revenues: $852,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,225,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $4,435,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 8

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is a Los Angeles-based law firm. The firm ranked 51st on The American Lawyer's 2011 Am Law 100 with 2010 gross revenue of $550,500,000. In terms of size, Quinn Emanuel has 457 attorneys and is ranked as the 90th largest law firm in the United States by the National Law Journal's 2011 NLJ 250 rankings. The firm was also ranked 58th on the 2011 Global 100 survey of firms worldwide. Quinn Emanuel is exclusively a business litigation firm. Among its practice areas are class action litigation; employment litigation and counseling; entertainment litigation; intellectual property litigation; and media litigation. The firm has eight U.S. offices, several of which are in California, including San Francisco and Silicon Valley, and one in New York City.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 28 8 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 28 8 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 58 32 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 170 -30 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 28 8 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Mayers v. Stone Castle Partners, LLC

web-editor@nylj.com : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Ex-Employee Granted Disqualification Of Ex-Employers' Law Firm for Rule Violation

Prospective Client Call Leads to Firm's Disqualification

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 03, 2014

A litigant won his bid to disqualify Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan from representing his former employer based on a prospective client call whose contents were detailed in a single paragraph of the firm's 30-page countersuit.

Lawyers Strike Some Familiar Notes in Apple-Samsung Openings

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

Morrison & Foerster partner Harold McElhinny largely stuck to themes that have worked for Apple with two previous juries, while Samsung lawyer John Quinn made some adjustments.

U.S. Judge Rules Baidu Has Protected Right to Censor

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 28, 2014

A New York federal judge dismissed a lawsuit over Baidu's blocking of pro-democracy content, ruling that the Chinese search engine had a First Amendment right to control the content presented to its users.

The Am Law 100, the Early Numbers: Kasowitz Feels Sting as Big Cases End

Jan Wolfe : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2014

Litigation-focused Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman saw its gross revenue fall 8 percent, to $229.5 million, and its profits per equity partner plunge 15 percent, to $1.45 million, according to The American Lawyer's reporting.

Credit Suisse Settles MBS Claims With FHFA for $885 Million

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 21, 2014

The odds of seeing the Federal Housing Finance Agency go to trial this year in its litigation campaign against Wall Street got a lot slimmer on Friday, when Credit Suisse AG became the latest defendant to throw in the towel.

Big Law Defectors Score $85M Verdict in Google Patent Trial

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

When Greg Dovel and Jeff Eichmann left prestigious law firms to become contingency fee plaintiffs lawyers, some of their Harvard Law School classmates were left scratching their heads. But no one was second-guessing their career path this week, when the duo won a big verdict in a patent case against Google Inc.

Litigator of the Week: Rollin Chippey II of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 13, 2014

Chippey not only helped secure a $520 million verdict for firm client Asahi Kasei Pharma, but also successfully blocked an appeal by high-priced counsel from Quinn Emanuel that drew formidable amicus support from the business community.

AIG

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 10, 2014

A commercial Renaissance on the scale of American International Group takes more than business savvy, financial acumen and marketing insight. It takes a crackerjack in-house legal team like AIG's Global Legal, Compliance, Regulatory and Government Affairs group.

Judge Scraps Apple's Bid to Block Samsung Sales

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 06, 2014

The Federal Circuit reversed her prior order, but Judge Lucy Koh said Apple still couldn't meet the bar for a permanent injunction.

Quinn Lashes Out at Apple With New Leak Charges

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 05, 2014

Apple won sanctions against Samsung's lawyers over breached confidentiality. But John Quinn says there's plenty of blame to go around.

Claims Narrowed in Ex-Associate's Suit Against Quinn

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2014

A unanimous state appeals panel has dismissed a retaliation claim that is part of a discrimination suit filed by a black former contract attorney against Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, ruling that the claim is barred because a federal judge dismissed a similar claim last year.

Quinn Emanuel Wins on Jurisdiction in Indonesia Arbitration

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

World Bank arbitrators asserted jurisdiction over more than $1 billion in claims brought by Churchill Mining plc and its Australian affiliate alleging that the Republic of Indonesia expropriated Churchill's coal mining concession in East Kutai, Indonesia.

Private Restaurant Allowed in Union Square Park

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 21, 2014

The state does not need to approve New York City's agreement with a food vendor to run a restaurant in Union Square Park, despite a rule requiring the Legislature to say when a public park can be used for private purposes, the Court of Appeals determined Thursday.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 18, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Google and Rockstar Spar Over Venue

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

A nasty East Texas-Northern California turf fight has broken out, this time between Google, represented by Quinn Emanuel, and Rockstar Consortium, the IP firm partly owned by Apple.

Samsung Fights Apple's $15.7 Million Fee Request

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

Despite winning at trial, Apple can't meet the high bar for recouping legal fees, argues Samsung's counsel at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

Judge: No Sanctions for Lawyers Suing Skadden, Staffing Firm

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

A U.S. district judge in New York has refused to allow Tower Legal Staffing to request sanctions against David Lola, an attorney who sued Tower and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for failing to pay him overtime for his work on a document review assignment, or against Lola's counsel, D. Maimon Kirschenbaum.

INADMISSIBLE: Liberals Question Big Law Judicial Picks

: The National Law Journal : January 10, 2014

President Barack Obama has pushed to bring racial and gender diversity to the federal bench. But when it comes to employment diversity — the professional backgrounds of the president's picks — Democrats and liberal interest groups have a gripe.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 07, 2014

Fee-ding frenzy … Niro's near miss … The gifts of Google

The Careerist: Work from Costa Rica? No Prob, Says Quinn Emanuel

Vivia Chen : The Careerist : January 04, 2014

What kind of perks do associates value? Let's see what Quinn Emanuel and Gibson Dunn offer.

Capitalizing on Experience at the Big Shops

Andrew Ramonas : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Willenken Wilson Loh & Delgado is no place for attorneys to cut their teeth. The Los Angeles-based litigation boutique, which opened its doors in 2002, comprises a dozen veteran lawyers who contributed to a string of wins last year for major companies, name partner William Delgado said.

An Auspicious Start Yielding Big Returns

Lisa Holton : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Since four attorneys from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan opened Lee Tran & Liang a decade ago, the firm has developed a solid reputation for wins in intellectual property, commercial disputes and employment law and has developed a roster of top clients including Nike Inc., The Walt Disney Co. and Vizio Inc.

New York Sees Growth in Partner Promotions

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 03, 2014

A survey of New York's largest firms shows a slight uptick in the number of lawyers promoted to partner last year. The number of new partners firmwide at remained almost even from the number in 2012.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Andrea Barach joins Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz's business department as partner in the Nashville office. Plus more law firm movers in this week's column.

The Lateral All-Stars

Hillary Flynn, Tom Brennan, Chris Johnson and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The most high-profile lateral partner moves of 2013.

Is Reliance on Lateral Hiring Destabilizing Firms?

William Henderson and Christopher Zorn : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

More than ever, firms look to laterals to boost profitability. But the data shows that it's not working.

Wheeling and Dealing

Julia Love : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Apple tries to get Samsung to pay some of its fees.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 31, 2014

Quinn's in deep … Stephen hits the glass ceiling … Cooley: steady as she grows!

Prominent Defenders for Nominee to Head Civil Right Division

Tony Mauro : Legal Times : January 28, 2014

The president of the American Bar Association and other prominent lawyers are urging the Senate Judiciary Committee not to penalize a top Justice Department nominee for having once helped with the appeal of a convicted murderer.

Judge Blocks Google From Appeal in Gmail Scanning Suit

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh denied Google's request for interlocutory review in a closely watched privacy class action, finding further delay "unwarranted."

McDonnell Turns to Big Name Defenders

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 27, 2014

Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, accused of illegally accepting payments in exchange for promoting a dietary supplement company, are fighting back with big-name Washington-area white-collar lawyers on their defense.

Rockstar Taps McKool Smith in Patent Row With Google

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 23, 2014

Where in the World Is Henry Asbill?

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

The Jones Day partner was tapped to defend former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell as he faces down charges of criminal corruption. But first, Asbill's cocounsel told a judge, he needs to do some serious traveling.

Truck Stop Chains Set to Settle With Class for $130 Mil.

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

Lawyers representing a proposed class of about 4,000 independent truck stops announced Tuesday that they've reached a $130 million settlement in their antitrust lawsuit against leading trucker fleet payment card company Comdata Inc., as well as three national truck-stop chains.

Ace II Appeal Brings on Board Legal Heavyweight

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 23, 2014

The losing side in Ace II, the Appellate Division, First Department decision that has halted scores of lawsuits seeking to recoup investors' losses from defaulted mortgage loans, has hired one of the most high-profile appellate litigators in the country to argue its case before a higher court.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 22, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

The Morning Wrap

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 22, 2014

A round-up of legal news from ALM publications and news outlets around the country: Former Virginia governor Robert F. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, are indicted; Edward Snowden denies he's a spy, and a judge considers whether to grant a new trial to a 14 year-old boy executed in 1944.

Comdata Settles Antitrust Suit with Independent Truck Stops

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 22, 2014

Lawyers from Berger & Montague, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, and Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein have reached a $130 million settlement on behalf of a proposed class of about 4,000 independent truck stops that filed an antitrust suit against Comdata Inc. and three national truck stop chains.

Former Virginia Governor Charged With Illegally Accepting Gifts

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

The former governor of Virginia, Robert McDonnell, and his wife were indicted today in a Virginia federal court on charges they illegally accepted gifts, loans and other payments.

First Department's Newest Appointee Hailed as 'Quick Study'

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 21, 2014

Just six years after being assigned to the Commercial Division, Justice Barbara Kapnick became the newest member of the Appellate Division, First Department Friday when the governor announced new appointments to the mid-level appellate courts.

Former Virginia Governor Charged With Illegally Accepting Gifts

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 21, 2014

The former governor of Virginia, Robert McDonnell, and his wife were indicted today in a Virginia federal court on charges they illegally accepted gifts, loans and other payments.

Marvell Loses Bid To Slash $1.17 Bil. Patent Verdict

Ross Todd : The American Lawyer : January 17, 2014

Lawyers at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan keep hitting a brick wall in their efforts to undo—or at least reduce—a $1.17 billion damages verdict against their client Marvell Technology Group in a patent battle with Carnegie Mellon University.

Facebook Taps Gibson to Fend Off Privacy Suit

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 16, 2014

Ashlie Beringer, Facebook's new deputy GC for litigation, has turned to lawyers at her former firm to fight allegations the company illegally intercepted messages users believed to be private.

MoFo Sidelines Gibson for Lead Role in Apple II Trial

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 16, 2014

Harold McElhinny, who led Apple to victory against Samsung in 2012, has taken the reins for the companies' upcoming showdown over newer products.

Federal Judges Guided (Or Not) by Ace Appellate Ruling

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 15, 2014

A recent Appellate Division, First Department ruling on repurchase suits relating to residential mortgage-backed securitizations is not just affecting the New York Commercial Division, it's also impacting federal court -- with mixed results.

Marvell Loses Bid to Slash Patent Mega-Verdict

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 15, 2014

Lawyers at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan keep hitting a brick wall in their efforts to undo—or at least reduce—a whopping $1.17 billion damages verdict against their client Marvell Technology Group in a patent battle with Carnegie Mellon University.

The Churn: Chadbourne Adds 'Deep Throat' Lawyer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A former Manatt Phelps partner in Washington, D.C., with ties to Watergate figures joins Chadbourne; Hinshaw & Culbertson makes a group hire from an IP boutique in Chicago; and Orrick lands two Bingham entertainment trial lawyers in Los Angeles.

High Court Rejects Review of 'Shopping Cart' Patents

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 13, 2014

Soverain Software, backed by a team of top Supreme Court advocates, had argued in a cert petition that the Federal Circuit violated the Seventh Amendment when it invalidated the company's e-commerce "shopping cart" patents.

Judges to Consider City Plan for Union Square Park Restaurants

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 06, 2014

During a term with a decided commercial tilt, the state Court of Appeals will consider whether a restaurant proposal violates the public trust doctrine, common insurance contract language on replacement costs for damaged buildings and the admissibility of scientific evidence in residential mold exposure cases.

For FHFA's Targets, It Paid to Pay Up Quickly

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

Newly released figures support the notion that General Electric Co. and Citigroup Inc. were smart to be the first to settle claims that they duped Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into buying toxic securities.

Judge Declines to Levy Sanctions for 'Spoliation'

Jan Wolfe : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

Upholding a magistrate judge's ruling, Southern District Judge Harold Baer Jr. said Friday that U.S. Bank shouldn't be sanctioned over a document retention policy that plaintiff UBS called "aggressive and indiscriminate."

IP Cases From 2013 That Are Worth Bragging About

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 02, 2014

It's worth looking back at some of the decisions that got the IP bar buzzing in 2013. Although the list is far from definitive, here are a handful of cases that had winning lawyers popping champagne corks early.

U.S. Judge Claims Jurisdiction Over State LIBOR Cases

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 02, 2014

Southern District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald, who gutted federal LIBOR class action litigation back in March, ruled Monday that she has jurisdiction over two high-profile investor state lawsuits filed against banks that set the LIBOR interest rate.

Intellectual Property Cases Won in 2013 Worth Bragging About

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 31, 2013

It's worth looking back at some of the decisions that got the IP bar buzzing in 2013. Although the list is far from definitive, here are a handful of cases that had winning lawyers popping champagne corks early.

Quinn Emanuel Bid to Appeal Overtime Suit Ruling Denied

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 27, 2013

U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams has rejected Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan's attempt to appeal her prior decision denying the firm's motion to dismiss a suit filed earlier this year by a contract attorney seeking overtime pay he claims he is owed for document review work he did.

Google Takes Aim at Rockstar in Patent Feud

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2013

Deutsche Bank Reaches Pact with FHFA

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2013

Deutsche Bank SA has become the latest bank to reach a mega-settlement with the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the conservator for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Circuit Confirms Contempt Order for Failure to Produce Records

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 24, 2013

Forced compliance with a subpoena for foreign bank records U.S. citizens are required to maintain under the Bank Secrecy Act does not violate the Fifth Amendment privilege against self incrimination, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has ruled.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 23, 2013

A weekly report of lawyer moves and law firm changes. Keep abreast of where movers and shakers are going and what they're doing.

Personal Notes on Lawyers

: New York Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Six firms have added partners and other announcements.

Baltimore Ravens, NFL Prevail in Fight over 'Flying B' Logo

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 17, 2013

A federal appeals court has deemed the National Football League's use of the fan-created "Flying B" logo in three videos and the Baltimore Ravens' use of it in stadium exhibits "fair use," closing two chapters of an acrimonious, 16-year copyright fight.

Quinn Emanuel's Successful Bet On Kathleen Sullivan

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 15, 2013

When law professor Kathleen Sullivan joined the upstart Quinn Emanuel in 2005, it wasn't clear that this unusual pairing would work. It has.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 13, 2013

Quinn's flogging … Juiced on Apple … Tani's 'Honest Ask'

Jordan Defense Lawyer Continues Attack on D.A. Team

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2013

Another month, another twist in the pretrial saga of Gigi Jordan. Last week, the defense, which had accused the initial lead prosecutor of wide-ranging misconduct, moved to recuse the new lead prosecutor, whose wife works for the firm that represents Jordan's ex-husband in an action accusing her of defamation.

Judge Denies Quinn Emanuel Bid to Dismiss Overtime Suit

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2013

A New York federal judge on Wednesday denied Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan's motion to dismiss a suit filed earlier this year by a contract lawyer who claims the firm should have paid him overtime for a document review stint he did. The judge allowed the suit to proceed to a "limited discovery."

The Churn: Nixon Lands Bulger Prosecutor, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2013

Nixon Peabody hires the assistant U.S. attorney who prosecuted mobster James "Whitey" Bulger; a top lawyer with the White House Council on Environmental Quality joins Covington & Burling; and the head of Cozen O'Connor's real estate practice becomes general counsel of a real estate investment trust.

IN BRIEF: Golf Co. Whiffs

: The National Law Journal : January 09, 2013

Rovio Entertainment Ltd., the developer of the popular Angry Birds game franchise, filed a trademark infringement suit against Key Biscayne, Fla., golf equipment supplier Angry Club LLC, claiming its logo of a red A with furrowed eyebrows was too similar to the iconic birds. Plus more from NLJ.com and other ALM publications.

Samsung Fights Sanctions Over Discovery Leak

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 09, 2013

For the second time in recent weeks, John Quinn defended his firm in court, insisting its breach of a protective order was inadvertent.

Litigation Dept. of the Year: IP Finalist Morrison & Foerster

Chelsea Allison : The Recorder : January 06, 2013

Apple Wants Samsung to Pay Part of MoFo's $60 Million Bill

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 06, 2013

Quinn Emanuel Adds Sydney Partner

Tom Brennan : The Asian Lawyer : January 04, 2013

Former King & Wood Mallesons global litigation head Beau Deleuil will join the U.S. firm in April.

In Fight Over Leaked Secrets, Nokia Lays Out Demands

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 03, 2013

Quinn Emanuel's Successful Bet on Kathleen Sullivan

Susan Beck : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2013

Ace Securities RMBS Appeal Heads to First Department

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 27, 2013

Back in October 2011, an attorney representing certificate-holders of mortgage-backed securities wrote a letter to a bank trustee, urging him to execute an attached tolling agreement, respond to an outstanding request to deliver certain mortgage files and, if necessary, to initiate litigation against the sponsoring financial institution.

Koh Turns Down Samsung's Request for a Stay

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 26, 2013

November Flurry Propels 2013 to Law Firm Merger Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 26, 2013

With five weeks left, 2013 is already a record-setting year for tie-ups involving U.S. law firms. The Am Law Daily caught up with legal consultants Ward Bower and Tony Williams to discuss the continuing trend toward consolidation here and abroad.

Hedge Funds Face Scrutiny in RMBS Repurchase Suits

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 25, 2013

It was a point raised early and often during a recent motion to dismiss hearing on a residential mortgage-backed securities repurchase case, but its significance in the greater context of such litigation is debatable: The role hedge funds play behind the scenes.

Friday Six-Pack: Console Wars, Apple's Tax Breaks, a Luxury BlackBerry

Victor Li : Law Technology News : January 22, 2013

Sony's PS4 battles with Microsoft's XBox One. Apple loses one tax break but gets another for its planned construction projects. Would anyone pay $2,350 for a BlackBerry?

November Flurry Propels 2013 to Law Firm Merger Record

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2013

With five weeks left, 2013 is already a record-setting year for tie-ups involving U.S. law firms. And as the latest spate of deals pushed the total number of mergers announced so far to 78—past the previous high of 70 set in 2008—The Am Law Daily caught up with legal consultants Ward Bower and Tony Williams to discuss the continuing trend toward consolidation here and abroad.

Jurors Explain $290M Patent Damages Due Apple From Samsung

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 22, 2013

According to jurors, Samsung's case for why it should only pay $52 million for infringing five Apple patents was full of holes.

Jury Awards Apple $290 Million in Patent Rematch

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 21, 2013

A San Jose jury has decided that Samsung must pay Apple more than $290 million for infringing its patents for smartphones and tablets, capping off the mobile titans' closely watched rematch on damages.

Jurors Explain Apple-Friendly Verdict

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 21, 2013

The damages retrial before U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ended in a $290 million award against Samsung.

Jury Awards Apple $290 Million

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 21, 2013

The weeklong damages rematch before Judge Lucy Koh results in a total award of $930 million for Apple.

Samsung Asks Koh to Suspend Retrial After PTO Voids Key Patent

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 20, 2013

The second day of jury deliberations brought another spat—but no verdict.

Schweitzer Lets Discovery Proceed in DLJ Mortgage Capital Suits

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 20, 2013

Discovery will move forward in a pair of lawsuits involving securitization trusts that held troubled residential mortgage loans issued by a Credit Suisse Holdings subsidiary, a Manhattan Supreme Court judge has ruled.

Verdict in Zoloft MDL Could Come in One Year's Time

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 19, 2013

Lawyers in the Zoloft MDL are hoping to have a verdict by Thanksgiving 2014, Dianne Nast, who is on the plaintiffs' steering committee, told the judge at a status conference this week.

After Final Blast From Lawyers, Apple-Samsung Jurors Get to Work

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 19, 2013

Appeals Court Revives Apple's Bid to Block Samsung Sales

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 18, 2013

The Federal Circuit reaffirmed its "causal nexus" test, but ruled that Judge Lucy Koh applied it too strictly when she denied a permanent injunction against Samsung.

Judge Slaps Injunction on Translation Firm

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 15, 2013

Apple's New Expert Tallies Damages

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 14, 2013

Under questioning from MoFo's Rachel Krevans, a Chicago accountant set Samsung's bill at $380 million.

Apple and Samsung Disagree on Patent Infringement Damages by $328 Million

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 13, 2013

Apple and Samsung Electronics gave opening statements to a jury that will decide how much the Korean company will pay for patent infringement. Apple's lawyer said Samsung must pay nearly $380 million, while Samsung's attorney aimed for a bargain: $52 million.

In Trial All About Money, Samsung, Apple Split to Tune of $330 Million

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 13, 2013

The rivals' lead lawyers from Quinn Emanuel and MoFo—back for a retrial on damages—sing familiar refrains to a new jury.

Jury Seated for Apple-Samsung Damages Do-Over

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 12, 2013

Apple Poised to Win Sanctions Against Samsung as Showdown Nears

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 12, 2013

Magistrate Judge finds evidence that Samsung's lawyers failed to protect Apple's documents and didn't follow procedure when the breach was discovered.

Kasowitz Ex-Client Moves Collection Suit to California

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 12, 2013

Hedge fund manager Alphonse Fletcher said the firm's conduct presents federal questions, citing sections of law for equal rights under the law; conspiracy to interfere with civil rights; and interference, coercion or intimidation.

Seeing Breach of Protective Order, Grewal Wants to Sanction Samsung

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 11, 2013

Magistrate finds evidence that Samsung's lawyers at Quinn Emanuel failed to protect Apple's documents and didn't follow procedure when the breach was discovered.

D.C. MOVES

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013

Citing Pending Appeal, Orrick Asks for Stay in RMBS Repurchase Cases

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 08, 2013

The parties directly involved in a case headed to the Appellate Division, First Department, on the issue of when the statute of limitations begins to accrue on breach of contract claims for the repurchasing of residential mortgage-backed securities are not the only ones who feel they have a stake in the outcome.

Lawyers for Apple, Samsung Ready for Second 'Trial of the Century'

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 08, 2013

Quinn Adds Cleary's Morillo to D.C. White-Collar Team

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

Juan Morillo is headed from Cleary to Quinn Emanuel, where he will cochair the firm's Washington, D.C., white-collar and corporate investigations group. A former pick for The American Lawyer's Fab 50 Young Litigators, Morillo is the latest addition to a two-year-old Quinn Emanuel office that continues to grow.

How the Magic Circle Lost the Battle for New York

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2013

Despite decades of effort and millions of dollars spent, the U.K.'s Magic Circle firms still haven't made a dent in the New York market.

How Are U.S. Firms Faring in London?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2013

Translation Foes Spar Over Injunction

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 31, 2013

Plaintiffs Seek to Revive Claims Against Darvon, Generics

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 31, 2013

Lawyers blaming heart abnormalities on the painkillers Darvon and Darvocet and their generic equivalents are trying to jumpstart their cases on appeal after a federal judge dismissed the vast majority of the actions.

How the Magic Circle Lost the Battle for New York

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2013

Despite decades of effort and millions of dollars spent, the U.K.'s Magic Circle firms still haven't made a dent in the New York market.

Judge Skeptical of Overtime Pay Suit Against Skadden

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2013

A New York federal judge overseeing a wage-and-hour lawsuit brought against Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom wasn't convinced by a plaintiff's argument Thursday that document review is so mundane it should not qualify as practicing law.

Sheila Birnbaum

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

Whether it's a dispute over defective breast implants, asbestos contamination or hormone replacement therapy, the "Queen of Toxic Torts," Sheila Birnbaum, reigns supreme in product liability defense.

Google Pleads With Judge for a Chance to Appeal Gmail Ruling

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 30, 2013

Lawyers for Google are urging U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh to allow the company to appeal legal questions at the center of major email privacy suits, arguing that Koh has tackled novel issues that could reshape technology companies' interactions with users.

NYLJ Honors Lifetime Achievers

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The New York Law Journal pays tribute, in these essays written by friends, family and colleagues of our honorees, to 16 leaders in public interest, academia and the judiciary for their lifelong dedication to promoting justice in New York.

Housing Agency to Get $5.1 Billion From JPMorgan

Todd Ruger and Matthew Huisman : The Associated Press : January 29, 2013

The Federal Housing Finance Agency reached settlements worth $5.1 billion with JPMorgan Chase & Co. in connection with residential mortgage-backed securities and single-family mortgages purchased by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the agency announced today.

Google Pleads With Koh for a Chance to Appeal Gmail Ruling

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 29, 2013

Kathleen Sullivan of Quinn Emanuel argued that "statutory damages on a massive scale" are at stake.

Apple Taps DLA Piper to Fend Off Patent Suit

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 28, 2013

Circuit Upholds End of Qui Tam Action Due to Ethics Miscues

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 28, 2013

A one-time general counsel who was part of a team of whistleblowers who sued his former company for violating the False Claims Act in billing Medicaid and Medicare violated New York Rules of Professional Conduct on the confidentiality of client information, a federal appeals court held Friday.

The Careerist: Can Rainmakers Have Work/Life Balance?

Vivia Chen : The Am Law Daily : January 23, 2013

Legal heavyweights Sheila Birnbaum and Nina Gussack talk about doing it all. And not doing it at all.

Waxman Asks SCOTUS to Tighten Federal Circuit Reins in Newegg Case

Lisa Shuchman : Corporate Counsel : January 23, 2013

No Overtime for Contract Lawyers, Quinn Emanuel Argues

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 22, 2013

Lawyers for Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and legal staffing agency Providus argued in Manhattan federal district court Tuesday that a contract attorney who did a document review stint for the Am Law 100 firm functioned as a lawyer and was not entitled to overtime pay—and should therefore have a suit he filed claiming otherwise dismissed.

Quinn Fights Back Against Leak Accusations

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 22, 2013

Apple wants Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal to sanction Samsung and its lawyers for breaching a protective order.