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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 673
  • Gross Revenues: $972,500,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,445,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $4,485,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 2

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 26 2 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 26 2 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 58 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 172 -172 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard 26 2 Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey NR N/A Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Second Circuit Sets New Rule for FINRA Cases

Susan Beck : The Litigation Daily : January 01, 2014

For the first time, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has announced a bright-line rule to determine who is a customer entitled to arbitration with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

The Churn: Quinn Emanuel Partner Heads to Prague, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter and Alexandra Wilson : The Am Law Daily : January 01, 2014

A little less than three years after joining litigation powerhouse Quinn Emanuel from Mayer Brown, Andrew Schapiro, a former Harvard Law School classmate of President Barack Obama, has been confirmed as the next U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic. The Am Law Daily looks at Schapiro's career shift, along with other moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

August Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Patent Claims Drawing Derivative Suits

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

Though lawyers say the claims may be hard to win, a $1.5 billion patent judgment against Marvell is too tempting for plaintiffs lawyers to pass up.

The Recorder Names 50 Women Leaders in Tech Law

Recorder Staff : The Recorder : January 01, 2014

This year's list honors women leading major matters, leading within their organizations, and leading the way for other women.

The Great Race

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Quinn Emanuel angles for a lead role in the new spate of class actions against banks.

The Morning Wrap

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 30, 2014

A round up of legal news from ALM-affiliated publications and around the web: NLRB holds McDonalds jointly liable for franchisee violations; the McDonnell trial gets personal; a retroactive application of juvenile life sentence bans.

Big Suits

Jan Wolfe and Amanda Bronstad : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

Meritor v. Eaton; Catholic Healthcare West v. U.S. Foods; Vergara v. State of California; Grocery Manufacturers Association v. Sorrell; Macy's v. J.C. Penney

Apple Jabs at Samsung's Academic Allies in Smartphone Appeal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 29, 2014

Defending Apple's $930 million judgment, Wilmer Cutler partner William Lee cites law review articles from professors who have backed Samsung.

Movers

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

New arrivals and lateral moves in this week's column.

Outside Firms Claim Share of D.C. Market

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Law firms built outside Washington continue to muscle into a business landscape once locked down by the old regulatory practices of the Capital City.

Goldman Mulls Deal as Banks Suffer New Blow in FHFA Cases

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

With trial approaching for Goldman, RBS, HSBC and Nomura, a judge rejected the argument that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac knew they were being misled about billions of dollars in residential mortgage-backed securities they purchased before the financial crisis.

Inside Washington: Our Annual Report on D.C. Law Offices

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

Despite Congressional gridlock on a number of critical national issues, legal work that grows from government relations and federal regulation continues to spell opportunity for lobbyists and lawyers.

Deportation for Men Conspiring to Bribe Federal Judge

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 28, 2014

Two Mexican nationals were sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison for conspiring to give a $1.2 million bribe.

High Court Appointee Is Ready to Wonk

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 25, 2014

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, the governor's second pick from academia, brings a passion for policy on issues such as immigration, education, national security and criminal justice.

Discovery: The Next Phase of RMBS Gridlock

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 23, 2014

In back to back discovery rulings last week, Manhattan Justice Shirley Kornreich put a lid on how much information plaintiffs could obtain from Credit Suisse and Goldman Sachs about their roles structuring residential mortgage loan securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.

Deportation for Men Conspiring to Bribe Federal Judge

Angela Morris : Texas Lawyer : January 22, 2014

Two Mexican nationals were sentenced to 12 months and one day in federal prison for conspiring to give a $1.2 million bribe.

Google Stumbles in Texas IP Fight With Apple Group

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 22, 2014

Google's lawyers at Quinn Emanuel lost an early bid to knock out patent infringement claims brought by Rockstar Consortium, the Apple-backed group that snatched up Nortel Networks' patent portfolio in a 2011 auction.

Millikin's Still GC of GM: The Case For and Against

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 22, 2014

Several critics are questioning the decision not to replace General Motors Co. general counsel Michael Millikin. But at least one notable lawyer is questioning the critics.

GM's GC and Some Theories of Culpability

Ben W. Heineman Jr. : Corporate Counsel : January 22, 2014

The role of General Motors Co. general counsel Michael Millikin in the ignition-switch events should be a subject of intense interest and close scrutiny for lawyers working in, or for, complex corporations.

Quinn Emanuel Hires White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer David Gerger to Run New Houston Office

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 21, 2014

Gerger said he and the other lawyers from Gerger & Clarke will have access to and support from an "incredible group of lawyers" at Quinn Enamuel.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 21, 2014

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

Quinn Emanuel's GM Assignment Is Good Timing for Firm

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 20, 2014

As some of the firm's biggest cases wind down, Quinn Emanuel is branching out and landing major new assignments, including a review of GM's litigation strategy.

The Churn: As DLA Turns, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

A flurry of moves at DLA Piper; a longtime Quinn Emanuel partner departs; and Bingham loses two more amid merger talks in our latest look at notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

Apple, LG Beat Back Appeal in $180 Million Patent Row

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 17, 2014

Litigator of the Week: Gregory Garre of Latham & Watkins

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 17, 2014

Navigating his way through racial politics, education policy and U.S. Supreme Court precedent, Garre won a ruling this week that preserves student affirmative action at the University of Texas at Austin.

AIG Drops Appeal in $650M Deal with Bank of America

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 17, 2014

As part of a $650 million settlement with Bank of America in which American International Group agreed to dismiss all outstanding residential mortgage-backed securities claims, AIG Wednesday formally withdrew its objection to the bank's $8.5 billion settlement with institutional investors.

Apple, LG Beat Back Appeal in $180 Million Patent Row

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 17, 2014

The decision by the Federal Circuit comes just one week after oral arguments that pitted the smartphone makers' heavyweight lawyers at Fish & Richardson and Jones Day against equally formidable counsel from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

Apple, Samsung Clash Over Attorney Fees

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 17, 2014

Though not a perfect fit, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh is looking to the Supreme Court's recent ruling that relaxed the standard for fee-shifting.

Quinn Emanuel Notches Another Settlement in BofA Litigation

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 16, 2014

In Wednesday's deal with Bank of America, Quinn Emanuel client AIG will pocket $650 million in cash, plus its pro rata share of an earlier $8.5 billion settlement between BofA and mortgage-backed securities investors.

Judge Awards $50 Mil. to Attorneys in Truck Stop Suit

Gina Passarella : The Legal Intelligencer : January 16, 2014

A Pennsylvania federal judge has granted final approval of a $130 million settlement in an antitrust suit between independent truck-stop owners on one side and trucker fleet payment card company Comdata Inc. and three national truck-stop chains on the other.

Quinn Emanuel Trims Taxi Drivers' Class Action Against Uber

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 15, 2014

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan chipped away this week at an unfair competition lawsuit over client Uber Inc.'s practices in Chicago. But the upstart transportation company isn't even close to freeing itself from similar cases around the country.

The Churn: Baker and Quinn Expand, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Baker & McKenzie heads to Brisbane, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan takes its litigation prowess to Houston and a trio of partners leave Kirkland & Ellis in our latest look at notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

Quinn Emanuel Hires White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer David Gerger to Run New Houston Office

: Texas Lawyer : January 14, 2014

Gerger said he and the other lawyers from Gerger & Clarke will have access to and support from an "incredible group of lawyers" at Quinn Emanuel.

Did You Hear the One About the Appellate Lawyer?

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 14, 2014

With a full plate of problems in its 2013 term, the U.S. Supreme Court still found some humor in its pursuit of solutions, and sometimes at the expense of the lawyers appearing before it. Here are some lighter moments that provoked outright or nervous laughter—moments that some lawyers may prefer to forget.

Quinn's Sullivan Faces Tough Audience in Video Patent Appeal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

In a Federal Circuit showdown between Alcatel-Lucent and Apple, veteran litigator Kathleen Sullivan found herself arguing a patent law precedent to the judge who wrote the dissent.

Dual Rulings Puncture RMBS Fraud Claims, Address Scope of Damages

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 11, 2014

In a pair of decisions that may either frustrate or appease monoline insurers that covered residential mortgage-backed securitizations, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Shirley Kornreich dismissed claims for fraud in one case while limiting damages in another case to loans that didn't conform to a contract's terms.

Prudential Sues BofA Over $119 Mil. in Mortgage Securities

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Prudential Financial claims in a suit filed in Newark federal court that Bank of America committed fraud by selling it $119 million in mortgage-backed securities that contained home loans issued under substandard underwriting practices.

Overtime Case Against Quinn Emanuel to Move Forward

MP McQueen : The Am Law Daily : January 02, 2014

A federal judge in Manhattan has denied an attempt by Quinn Emanuel to file a second motion to dismiss a contract attorney's suit claiming that he should have been paid overtime for his work doing document review.

Texas Judge Nixes Bid to Transfer Android Patent Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 02, 2014

Which jurisdiction, Eastern Texas or Northern California, will oversee Apple's proxy patent war with Google? Both of them, according to a new order from U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap in Marshall, Tx., who refused to cede the litigation to another judge in San Francisco.

In Zoloft MDL, Federal Judge Tosses Key Plaintiffs Expert

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 02, 2014

The road to victory for plaintiffs alleging that Pfizer's antidepressant Zoloft causes birth defects has gotten steeper since a federal judge barred the testimony of one of their key expert witnesses.

In re G-I Holdings Inc.

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 01, 2014

Agreement Permits Former Members to Pursue Separate Breach of Contract Action

July 2014 Deals & Suits

: Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS

: The National Law Journal : January 30, 2014

A summary of this week's notable court decisions.

Big Suits

David Bario, Ross Todd, and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 30, 2014

ATP Tour v. Deutscher Tennis Bund; Shell Oil v. U.S; U.S. v. Jiang; In re BofA AIG; In re Neurontin; In re Pradaxa

Judge Hears Arguments for Injunction in Deutsche Bank Case

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 25, 2014

An attorney representing Deutsche Bank told a judge Tuesday that any 'pressure' placed on the bank's senior-level private wealth management employees to invest client funds in proprietary products was part of the bank's 'entrepreneurial environment' at the financial institution—not encouragement to breach fiduciary duty.

Attorneys, Technology, Ethics and Professional Liability

Josh J.T. Byrne : The Legal Intelligencer : January 23, 2014

Attorneys run the gamut in adopting technologies, from those who eagerly embrace and utilize new technologies, to those who tend to fear them. Changes in technology create opportunities for growth and efficiency, and create pitfalls for the unwary practitioner. As the pace of technological change increases, the risks and benefits of relevant technologies increase as well.

Quinn, Samsung Told to Pay $2 Million for Breach Fight

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 23, 2014

U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal is imposing sanctions against Quinn Emanuel for leaking confidential discovery.

Banks Cite Superfund Ruling in New Bid to Beat FHFA Claims

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 23, 2014

Three hold-out banks that have refused to settle with the FHFA—Nomura, HSBC and Goldman Sachs—rehashed old arguments to defeat claims that they misled Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac about the riskiness of billions of dollars in securities backed by home loans.

Snooki Smells Victory in Suit Over Knock-Off Perfume

: New Jersey Law Journal : January 20, 2014

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi won an injunction last week against a Princeton-based perfume manufacturer she claims ripped off the design of her fragrance.

Weekend Reading: Hogan Lovells on North Korea's 'Genocide'

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 19, 2014

An Am Law Daily compendium of compelling tales, such as the case for African-American reparations, Drinker Biddle's Native American pro bono work that cost it pro football business and Hogan Lovells' report on the tragedy taking place in North Korea that the world has forgotten.

'Disparaging' Washington Football Trademarks Canceled

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

Ruling that the term "Redskin" is disparaging to Native Americans, a divided panel of three administrative law judges from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six of the National Football League team's trademarks.

'Disparaging' Football Trademarks Spiked

Tony Mauro and Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

If and when the Washington Redskins trademark dispute gets to the U.S. Supreme Court, it is not certain the justices would uphold last week's ruling canceling the team's marks as disparaging to Native Americans.

'Disparaging' Washington Football Trademarks Canceled

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 18, 2014

Ruling that the term "Redskin" is disparaging to Native Americans, a divided panel of three administrative law judges from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Wednesday canceled six of the National Football League team's trademarks.

Court Opens Companies To Litigation Over Labeling

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 16, 2014

Food and beverage companies would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 16, 2014

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

Net Losses Outweigh Gains at Firms

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 16, 2014

The number of attorneys employed full time by the largest private law offices in New York continues to decline, a trend that began with the 2008 financial crisis, according to data gathered for the New York Law Journal's annual survey. Hiring is up, however, among regional and out-of-state firms.

Supreme Court Says POM Can Sue Coke for False Advertising

Zoe Tillman and Marcia Coyle : Legal Times : January 12, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday gave POM Wonderful the go-ahead to sue competitor Coca-Cola Co. for false or misleading advertising of its products.

Pfizer Defeats Asbestos Case in MD Court

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Pfizer has defeated an asbestos case involving a product made by a now-bankrupt subsidiary after a Maryland judge ruled that an exception to the shield that bankruptcy law provides to defendants doesn't apply to the plaintiff's case.

SCOTUS Closes Safe Harbor in False-Advertising Wars

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 12, 2014

Companies would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

Litigator of the Week: Seth Waxman of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 12, 2014

For the second time in two weeks, Waxman has clinched a victory at the U.S. Supreme Court. This latest win will allow his client Pom Wonderful to move forward with its false advertising claim against Coca-Cola.

Supreme Court Closes Safe Harbor in False-Advertising Wars

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 12, 2014

Food and beverage companies and others would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

Supreme Court Closes Safe Harbor in False-Advertising Wars

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 12, 2014

Food and beverage companies and others would be wise to take a long, hard look at their product labels in light of a U.S. Supreme Court decision clearing the way for competitors to allege those labels are false or misleading.

ComScore Settles Allegations It Hid Tracking Software

Lisa Hoffman : The National Law Journal : January 11, 2014

ComScore Inc. has agreed to a $14 million settlement of class allegations that the Internet data company surreptitiously planted software into consumers' computers to collect information about their online activity, and then sold the generalized results.

Fee Tracker: Latham's Lucrative Soccer Links

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2014

In its latest tally of money flowing to Am Law 200 firms, The Am Law Daily looks at Latham & Watkins' work for the U.S. Soccer Federation ahead of this year's World Cup tournament; Gibson Dunn's mounting Bridgegate tab; and the bills accrued by Davis Polk and Skadden on a big financial services IPO.

The Churn: Husch Blackwell Hires Again in Denver, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 10, 2014

Husch Blackwell becomes the latest large Midwestern firm to bulk up in the Rockies; Dechert raids Wilmer to launch a life sciences practice in Frankfurt; Sidley Austin shutters its office in Germany's financial capital and other moves from around The Am Law 200.

MoFo Seizes on Supreme Court Rulings in Fee Fight

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

In its latest effort to force Samsung to cover a chunk of its $60 million legal bill to Morrison & Foerster, Apple points to pair of recent Supreme Court rulings giving district judges more discretion to award attorney fees under the Patent Act.

MoFo Seizes on Supreme Court Rulings in Fee Fight

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

Partner Rachel Krevans says Apple's litigation with Samsung "must be viewed as exceptional" in light of shifting case law.

FTC Data Security Trial on Hold Pending Investigation

Jenna Greene : Legal Times : January 03, 2014

The Federal Trade Commission's data security trial against LabMD took an unexpected turn after lawyers revealed that the House Oversight Committee is investigating a key player, prompting the administrative law judge to put the proceedings on hold until June 12.

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

The 2014 IP Hot List: Life on the Cutting Edge

: The National Law Journal : January 02, 2014

The NLJ received dozens of nominations for our annual list of the hottest IP firms, and many of our chosen 20 rank among the most venerable in the country.

Pfizer Inks $325 Million Deal to Exit Neurontin Class Action

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 02, 2014

After a failed bid by Quinn Emanuel for help from the U.S. Supreme Court, Pfizer opted to settle claims over the company's marketing of its epilepsy drug.

AIG: Battling for a Comeback

Rebekah Mintzer : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

A law department takes body blows, but refuses to give up.

Deutsche Bank Managers Say 'Shady' Practices Prompted Exit

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 30, 2014

High-level managers in Deutsche Bank's private banking division claim in a new lawsuit that their sudden departure from the New York office was triggered by 'shady practices' where they allegedly were pressured to invest clients' assets in the bank's novel investment products.

McDermott Wins Round in Malpractice Case

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 30, 2014

San Mateo Judge Marie Weiner will give the firm a chance to challenge a federal ruling that triggered litigation with a former patent client.

Four Firms Score With Record-Setting Clippers Sale

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2014

Covington & Burling, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger, Kirkland & Ellis and Proskauer Rose are advising on what could prove to be the most lucrative sale of a professional sports team in U.S. history in former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer's proposed $2 billion bid to acquire the National Basketball League's Los Angeles Clippers. But a mammoth antitrust suit looms.

Big Suits

: The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

Allen v. Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America; ViaSat v. Space Systems/Loral; E.I. Dupont de Nemours & Company v. Kolon Industries, Inc.; Wexler v. KPMG LLP et al.

Am Law Second Hundred Firms of Note: Kasowitz Benson

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 29, 2014

As suits stemming from the financial crisis end, the New York firm's profits fall.

After a More Modest Win, Apple Seeks a More Modest Injunction

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 27, 2014

Apple lawyer William Lee says his client wants a ban on specific infringing features and is willing to give Samsung a 30-day grace period to modify its devices.

After a More Modest Win, Apple Seeks a More Modest Injunction

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 27, 2014

Apple lawyer William Lee says his client wants a ban on specific infringing features and is willing to give Samsung a 30-day grace period to modify its devices.

Ahold Reaches $297 Million Deal to Exit RICO Class Action

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 21, 2014

After fending off a last-ditch U.S. Supreme Court appeal in April, plaintiffs in a rare class action under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act inked a $297 million deal with U.S. Foods Inc. and its former parent, the Dutch retail conglomerate Royal Ahold.

BofA Escapes Investor Class Action Over AIG Suit

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : January 19, 2014

The bank's lawyers at Munger Tolles and Winston & Strawn persuaded the Second Circuit that BofA didn't intend to dupe shareholders about a looming $10 billion lawsuit brought by AIG.

INADMISSIBLE: Animal Rights Groups, Circus Settle

: The National Law Journal : January 19, 2014

The final act of a nearly 14-year legal fight between animal rights groups and the producer of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus: a settlement. Plus more in this week's column.

Which German Cities Are Best—or Worst—for Law Firms?

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 15, 2014

The answer depends on your firm's strategy, strongest practice areas and client base.

Wilmer Scores for Apple in ITC Fight With Samsung

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 14, 2014

A year after the Obama administration's highly unusual intervention in the case, an appeals court has killed off the last of Samsung's patent claims against Apple at the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Ninth Circuit Eyes Middle Ground in Oracle-SAP Feud

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 13, 2014

A three judge panel may sweeten the trial court's remittitur, but seems unlikely to restore a jury's $1.3 billion award against SAP.

Apple, Amazon Top Patent Targets in 2013

Sean Doherty : Law Technology News : January 13, 2014

"Lex Machina 2013 Patent Litigation Year in Review" is a free report on U.S. patent litigation.

Ninth Circuit Eyes Middle Ground in Oracle-SAP Feud

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 13, 2014

A three-judge panel may sweeten the trial court's remittitur, but seems unlikely to restore a jury's $1.3 billion award against SAP.

Feds Lose Bid to Force Foreign Official to Sit for Depo in D.C.

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 12, 2014

A federal judge has refused to force a top government official of Equatorial Guinea to fly to Washington to contest the federal government's effort to seize a multimillion-dollar jet from him.

Judge Allows Insurer to Refile Claim Against Bear Stearns

Suevon Lee : New York Law Journal : January 09, 2014

Bear Stearns' failure to inform the company insuring a $1.2 billion portfolio of mortgage-backed securitizations about "significant problems" in the loan collateral pool could signal a contractual breach that supports a fraud claim, a Westchester County Supreme Court judge has ruled.

The Score: Ex-Patterson Belknap Partner Parsons to Head Clippers

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 09, 2014

As NBA Commissioner Adam Silver pushes Donald Sterling to sell the Los Angeles Clippers, the drama swirling around the team adds new players with ties to Patterson Belknap and Kaye Scholer.

Judge Allows Monoline Insurer to Plead Amended RMBS Fraud Claims

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 08, 2014

The failure of investment firm Bear Stearns to inform the company insuring a $1.2 billion portfolio of mortgage-backed securitizations about 'significant problems' in the loan collateral pool could signal a contractual breach that supports a fraud claim, a Westchester County Supreme Court judge has ruled.

Firms Ranked by Revenue Per Lawyer

: The American Lawyer : January 07, 2014

Average revenue per lawyer for The Am Law 100 declined in 2013, the first time since 2009, albeit only slightly.

Cadwalader Appeals $17M Malpractice Award Over Proxy Fight

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 06, 2014

The firm was socked with a $17.2 million damages bill this week, after a judge refused to toss legal malpractice claims brought by Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder. But Cadwalader's lawyers at Cravath immediately lodged an appeal, signaling that the 3-year-old case may be far from over.

Jury Foreman Explains Apple-Samsung Verdict

Julia Love : The Litigation Daily : January 05, 2014

For the eight-member panel, the deposition of a Google Inc. lawyer buttressed Samsung's argument that it was caught in the crosshairs of a larger fight between Apple and Google.

Jury Foreman Explains Apple-Samsung Verdict

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 05, 2014

Apple walked away with a bigger prize, but it was the story line Quinn Emanuel put forward for Samsung that seemed to stick.

A Scramble for Antismoking Ads

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Some cable networks protest being left off list,say they would reach high-impact audiences.

Jury Awards Apple $119.6 Million in Mixed Verdict

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

The panel, which found infringement on both sides, also awarded $158,400 to Samsung.

Oracle, SAP Set to Brawl Over Damages in Landmark Copyright Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

In its long-awaited appeal, Oracle has tapped Quinn Emanuel's Kathleen Sullivan to argue that a jury's $1.3 billion verdict should be restored.

Oracle, SAP Set to Brawl Over Damages in Landmark Copyright Case

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

In its long-awaited appeal, Oracle has tapped Quinn Emanuel's Kathleen Sullivan to argue the jury's $1.3 billion verdict should be restored.

Jury Awards Apple $119.6 Million in Mixed Verdict

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 02, 2014

A jury determined that Samsung must pay Apple $119.6 million for patent infringement, a fraction of the nearly $2.2 billion that Apple sought in the latest round of the companies' protracted patent battle.

Grading the GC of General Motors

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 01, 2014

Few executives will play a more important role in the current General Motors Co. recall scandal than its general counsel, Michael Millikin.

Legal Pad: Quinn Parties On

Maria Zilberman : The Recorder : January 30, 2014

Two years after quitting traditional on-campus recruiting for something more, well, festive, Quinn partner Susan Estrich says the new approach works better.

Apple-Samsung Lawyers Fire Final Salvos

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 29, 2014

As their latest patent trial drew to a close Tuesday, lawyers for Apple and Samsung took a stab at answering a question that's perplexing some observers: Why are they still going at it?

How a Much-Loved Foodie's Passion Caught Fire at Cravath

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 29, 2014

Like other lawyers who made a mark in the dining industry, the late Steven Shaw got a taste of his foodie future while dining out at clients' expense.

Apple-Samsung Lawyers Fire Final Salvos

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 29, 2014

As their latest patent trial drew to a close, attorneys took a stab at answering a question at the top of observers' minds: Why are they still going at it?

Am Law 100 Analysis: The Super Rich Get Richer

Aric Press : The American Lawyer : January 28, 2014

It was a middling year for most big firms, but the top 20 pulled away from the pack.

Federal Circuit Patent Ruling Disrupts Apple-Samsung Trial

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

Judge Lucy Koh gave each side an hour to contend with a new claim construction for Apple's "quick links" patent.

INADMISSIBLE: Justices Have Their Heads In The Cloud

: The National Law Journal : January 28, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court is worried about the cloud — cloud computing, that is. Plus more in this week's column.

Federal Circuit Patent Ruling Disrupts Apple-Samsung Trial

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

Judge Lucy Koh gave each side an hour to contend with a new claim construction for Apple's "quick links" patent.

Apple Wins, Posner Loses in Smartphone Patent Appeal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 25, 2014

Federal Circuit Judge Jimmie Reyna wrote that Posner's 2012 decision dismissing the case between Apple and Motorola "states a rule that neither exists nor is correct."

Apple Wins, Posner Loses in Smartphone Patent Appeal

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 25, 2014

The Federal Circuit tore up big chunks of Judge Richard Posner's explosive pretrial ruling in the Apple-Motorola smartphone litigation, particularly his decision that almost all of the damages evidence from both sides was inadmissible.

Quinn Emanuel Wins $283 Million Verdict for ViaSat

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

After an impressive two weeks of deliberation, a federal jury in San Diego returned a verdict on Thursday that Space Systems/Loral infringed on patents belonging to Quinn Emanuel client ViaSat Inc.

Litigators of the Week: Michael Williams and Harold Barza of Quinn Emanuel

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 24, 2014

The duo's client complained that 3M Company stole his work, patented his technology, and then sued him for allegedly infringing it. Now it's 3M's turn to complain, after a judge socked the company with a $26 million judgment this week.

Google Lawyer Details Defense Pact With Samsung

Julia Love, The Recorder : The Asian Lawyer : January 23, 2014

Apple's trial team, led by Morrison & Foerster's Harold McElhinny, plays deposition testimony on Android indemnity agreement.

Google Lawyer Details Defense Pact With Samsung

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 22, 2014

Apple's trial team, led by Harold McElhinny, plays deposition testimony on Android indemnity agreement.

Fraud on U.S. Patent Office Leads to $26M Verdict Against 3M Company

Mary Pat Gallagher : New Jersey Law Journal : January 22, 2014

Violating antitrust law through a fraud on the Patent Office will cost 3M Company more than $26 million in damages, almost all of it in legal fees to its adversary in the patent litigation.

3M Docked $26 Million Over Conduct in TransWeb Patent Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 22, 2014

A federal judge in New Jersey put 3M on the hook for millions of dollars that TransWeb LLC spent on attorneys at Quinn Emanuel—plus millions more for good measure.

Coca-Cola on Defensive in False-Advertising Arguments

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : January 21, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co.'s claim that it cannot be sued by a competitor for false advertising of its Pomegranate Blueberry juice blend did not appear to win many supporters on the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.

Samsung Bashes Apple's $2 Billion Damages Request

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 21, 2014

The company should pay less than $2 per device if found to infringe, a Samsung damages expert testified to under questioning from John Quinn of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan.

DC Lateral Moves

: Legal Times : January 21, 2014

Arnold & Porter lands high-ranking Justice Department attorney Amy Jeffress, lawyers return to practice from the White House and a New Jersey senator's office, and Wiley Rein adds an aviation expert to work on drones.Here's the recent roundup of Washington-area hires and promotions announced in the third week of April.

Google's Patent Fight With Rockstar Can Stay in Northern District

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

Judge Claudia Wilken says both sides are forum shopping, but Apple's steering of Rockstar tips balance in Google's favor.

Samsung Experts Take Aim at Apple Patents

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 15, 2014

Apple patents covering universal search, slide to unlock and quick linking features are all invalid, Samsung witnesses insisted Tuesday.

Samsung Experts Shoot Down Apple Patents

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 15, 2014

Apple patents covering universal search, slide to unlock and quick linking features are all invalid, Samsung witnesses insisted Tuesday.

The Churn: Bingham Hedge Fund Duo Defects, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 15, 2014

Two prominent hedge fund partners and a privacy practice cochair have left Bingham McCutchen.

Pfizer Battles Over Extent of Expert Testimony in Zoloft MDL

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 15, 2014

Pfizer has asked the federal judge handling the multidistrict litigation alleging that its antidepressant drug Zoloft causes birth defects to limit a key plaintiffs expert's testimony to the content of her report.

Google Engineers Take Stage in Apple-Samsung Trial

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

They testify about their role in creating phone features that Apple says it invented.

Google Engineers Take Stage in Apple-Samsung Trial

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 14, 2014

A trio of Google engineers testified Monday in Apple and Samsung's latest trial over smartphone and tablet technology, sending the message that they came up with the Android operating system all on their own.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 11, 2014

Upsetting the Apple cart … Ware gets whacked … Sunny news for Solyndra

Health Dept. Regulations Out of Bounds, Court Finds

Andrew Keshner : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2014

The state Department of Health acted "clearly outside" its function when it imposed conflict of interest regulations and cost caps on childhood early intervention providers that had been rejected by the Legislature, a Nassau judge has determined.

Lawyers Face Tough Audience in Apple-Motorola Patent Brawl

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 09, 2014

Exasperated with endless smartphone litigation, a Federal Circuit panel didn't mince words with Quinn Emanuel's Kathleen Sullivan and E. Joshua Rosenkranz of Orrick.

Lawyers Face Tough Audience in Apple-Motorola Patent Brawl

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 09, 2014

One Federal Circuit judge bluntly told Orrick's E. Joshua Rosenkranz, arguing Tuesday for Apple, to sit himself down.

Pfizer Seeks to Winnow Experts in Zoloft MDL

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : January 08, 2014

Both sides in the Zoloft MDL focused on the testimony of plaintiffs expert Dr. Anick Berard and her assertions that Zoloft causes birth defects as the hearing got started Monday.

Hearings Open Over Plaintiffs' Experts in Zoloft MDL

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : January 08, 2014

Drugmaker Pfizer Inc. has been aggressively attacking the experts the plaintiffs want to use to show a causal relationship between Zoloft and birth defects. Now the battle over those experts has moved into the courtroom, with hearings this week in Philadelphia on the admissibility of their opinions.

Apple Expert Backs $2 Billion Damages Demand

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 08, 2014

International Arbitration Heavyweights Debut Global Boutique

Michael D. Goldhaber : The Litigation Daily : January 06, 2014

Billing itself as the world's first global arbitration boutique, Three Crowns is being launched Monday by a sextet of top international arbitration lawyers from Freshfields, Covington & Burling, Shearman & Sterling and Jones Day.

Malpractice Suit Keeps McDermott in Tense Tango With Former Client

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

Duane Morris partner Allison Lane Cooper is defending McDermott Will & Emery against claims that stem from the firm's work for the owners of a privately held company—and that company's litigation rival.

Court Revives Samsung Antitrust Suit Against Panasonic

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

The Ninth Circuit reversed a decision that found Samsung waited too long to file its suit accusing Panasonic of using patents to stomp competitors.

Samsung Lawyer Grills Apple Exec About Google 'Holy War'

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

William Price of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan confronted one witness with a memo from Apple's late CEO, Steve Jobs, insisting the company must "catch up to Google."

Appeals Court Revives Samsung Digital Memory Suit Against Panasonic

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : January 04, 2014

A decision by Ninth Circuit Judge Ronald Gould reverses a district court ruling that the suit accusing Panasonic of using patents to stomp competitors had been filed too late.

Plaintiffs Firm Accuses KBR of Silencing Whistleblowers

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 04, 2014

Thanks to some aggressive litigating by Kohn, Kohn & Colapinto, regulators and legislators are reportedly looking into whether military contractor KBR Inc. silenced whistleblowing by requiring employees to sign confidentiality agreements.

Obama Nominates Central California's Top Prosecutor to Federal Bench

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

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.

In Apple-Samsung Feud, Fresh Trial Opens on Familiar Note

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.

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.

Koh Seats Jury for Smartphone Showdown

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 31, 2014

One prospective juror, later dismissed, shared his opinion that both Apple and Samsung have been "bullies with their patent libraries."

Apple v. Samsung: The Sequel

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 28, 2014

Both sides have had a chance to retool and they're back with a vengeance.

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.

Bank of America Deal Is Latest Triumph for FHFA, Quinn Emanuel

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 26, 2014

The Federal Housing Finance Agency's legal assault on Wall Street moved closer to a merciful end for the banks on Wednesday, when Bank of America retreated to the tune of $9.5 billion.

Pair of Patent Stars Sidelined by DQ Motions as 'Playbook Theory' Gains Ground

Julia Love : The Recorder : January 21, 2014

Matthew Powers and Morgan Chu were taken out of high-stakes suits where former clients complained they'd be compromised.

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.

Google, Viacom End Long-Running Copyright Feud

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 18, 2014

Rather than continue to duke it out in the latest appeal, Viacom and Google's YouTube inked an out-of-court settlement in their precedent-setting copyright fight over video uploads.

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.

Pfizer Fires Another Salvo Against Plaintiffs' Expert in Zoloft MDL

Amaris Elliott-Engel : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2014

Plaintiffs have not met their burden of establishing the reliability and admissibility of the opinions of one of their experts in multidistrict litigation over whether the antidepressant Zoloft causes birth defects, Pfizer Inc. says.

Justices Won't Disturb $400 Million Verdict in Pharma Dispute

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 12, 2014

Technology companies represented by Durie Tangri's Michael Page had asked the state Supreme Court to revisit a First District ruling they see as threatening.

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.

Wilmer Beats Ricoh Bid to Undo Kodak Jury Win

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 06, 2014

Ricoh and its lawyers at Quinn Emanuel failed Thursday in their attempt to knock out a portion of the $75.8 million the company owes Eastman Kodak Company in a patent licensing dispute.

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.

Recent Rulings Reflect Effect of Designating Sole RMBS Judge

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 06, 2014

A recent decision by a Manhattan Supreme Court judge to allow claims by mortgage-backed securities certificate holders to move forward should signal to New York litigants that an organized effort to establish a uniform body of law in this area is well underway.

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.

Appellate Panel Broadens Remedies for MBS Insurer

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 05, 2014

Assured Guaranty Corp., a monoline insurer suing Credit Suisse affiliate DLJ Mortgage Capital for allegedly misrepresenting the safety of mortgage-backed securities it sold in 2006 and 2007 can seek damages beyond those available to the purchasers of the securities, a state appeals panel ruled last week.

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.

Panel Broadens Remedies for MBS Insurer

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

Assured Guaranty Corp., a monoline insurer suing Credit Suisse affiliate DLJ Mortgage Capital for allegedly misrepresenting the safety of mortgage-backed securities it sold in 2006 and 2007 can seek damages beyond those available to the purchasers of the securities, a state appeals panel ruled Thursday.

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.

Freshfields, Hogan Lovells Knock Out IPCom's Patent Claims

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 28, 2014

The German company IPCom GmbH, which has been called Europe's first "patent troll" by its opponents, lost three big infringement cases on Friday, including one in which it was seeking €1.6 billion ($2.2 billion) from Apple Inc.

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.

Second Circuit Sides With Citi in $4 Billion Abu Dhabi Case

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 19, 2014

Lawyers at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan struck out Wednesday in their latest attempt to revive a $4 billion arbitration claim against Citigroup on behalf of Abu Dhabi's sovereign wealth fund.

In Midst of Merger, Forest Labs Sues Rivals Over Alzheimer's Drug

Drew Carroll : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

Just days before announcing it would be bought by Actavis, Forest Laboratories and its lawyers at Quinn Emanuel sued several generic drug makers in Delaware over patents for its branded Alzheimer's drug, Namenda.

Pfizer Argues Against Remand in Case of 'Fraudulent Joinder'

Amaris Elliott-Engel : ALM Media : January 18, 2014

Drug maker Pfizer is opposing a plaintiff's request to have her case remanded back to state court in the Effexor products liability litigation, arguing that California plaintiffs have been joining drug distributor McKesson in order to destroy diversity jurisdiction and prevent manufacturers from keeping cases in federal court.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 18, 2014

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

Nokia Demands $1.2 Million From Quinn Emanuel for Discovery Breach

Erin Kelleher : The Recorder : January 18, 2014

The company's lawyers at Alston & Bird call the request reasonable in light of a judge's order sanctioning Quinn Emanuel and Samsung for leaking sensitive discovery.

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.

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.

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.

Judge Rebukes MoFo Over Apple v. Samsung Closing

Lisa Shuchman : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh delivered a stern rebuke to Apple's lawyers for seemingly appealing to nationalism and xenophobia at the company's damages retrial against Korean rival Samsung.

BAR-ometer

: The Recorder : January 07, 2014

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

Apple, Samsung Disclose Pared Down Infringement Charges

Lisa Holton : The Recorder : January 05, 2014

In advance of their next court showdown, Apple and Samsung exchanged final lists of the patents and devices they intend to focus on at trial.

Banks' Bill in FHFA Cases: $9 Billion and Counting

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 05, 2014

The latest blockbuster settlement was announced late Tuesday, when Morgan Stanley revealed it would pay $1.25 billion for selling faulty mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

GoDaddy.com Loses Motion to Recuse 'The Academy's Judge'

Amanda Bronstad : The National Law Journal : January 04, 2014

Domain-name registrar GoDaddy.com Inc. has lost an effort to force the recusal of a federal judge based on alleged bias toward the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose own attorney it said referred to her as "the Academy's judge."

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.

PTO Casts Doubt on Vringo Patent at Issue in Feud With Google

Lisa Holton : The Recorder : January 03, 2014

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has preliminarily rejected one of two patents at the center of a multi-million dollar judgment against Google.

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.

PwC Must Face Trial Over SemGroup Collapse

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

Siding with lawyers at Quinn Emanuel, a judge in Tulsa ruled that PricewaterhouseCoopers can't escape billion-dollar claims that it paved the way for the collapse of energy transport giant SemGroup.

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.