Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP today announced that ten new partners have been elected to its partnership, effective January 1, 2013. Managing Partner John Quinn said: “We are pleased to add ten such accomplished lawyers to our partnership. They will help ensure the firm has a bright future.”
The newly elected partners are as follows:
In Los Angeles:
Jeremy D. Andersen is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Jeremy, who has a degree in accounting, focuses on complex financial litigation, often fraud claims on behalf of large investors against money center banks. Jeremy received a B.S. in Accountancy, with honors, from Arizona State University, and a J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
Justin Griffin is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. His practice focuses on complex business litigation and intellectual property disputes on both the plaintiff and defense sides. He has represented clients in matters involving satellite television, smart phones, casino gaming, healthcare, financial fraud and breaches of fiduciary duty, FRAND licensing obligations, consumer class actions, and large contract disputes. Justin received a Bachelor’s of Arts from Princeton and a J.D. from Stanford. Before law school, Justin played professional baseball in the Cleveland Indians’ organization.
Dan Posner is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He focuses on complex business litigation. Dan received a B.A. in Development Studies, with honors, from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1998, and a J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown, where he was a Law Fellow, a member of the Global Law Scholars and an editor of the American Criminal Law Review. Following his graduation from law school, Dan served as a judicial clerk for Chief Judge George H. King of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
In other locations:
Carl Anderson is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Carl’s practice focuses on intellectual property, particularly patent litigation. He has litigated cases involving 3G cell phone technologies, Internet search and advertising, magnetic resonance imaging, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, semiconductor design and fabrication, and wireless local area networks. Carl received his Bachelor’s of Arts in Mathematics from Princeton University, a Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of California Berkeley and a J.D. from Stanford.
Linda Brewer is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. She joined Quinn Emanuel in 2006 following a clerkship with the Honorable Saundra Brown Armstrong in the United States District Court, Northern District of California. Her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, but she also has broad experience in complex commercial litigation, including securities, class action, and antitrust matters. Linda received a B.A. in Philosophy from Dartmouth College and her J.D., with honors, from Duke
Christopher D. Kercher is based in the firm’s New York office. He has extensive experience in a broad range of litigation matters, including complex commercial litigation, bankruptcy, corporate takeovers and white collar defense. He received a B.A. from Cornell University, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law, where he was a member of the Annual Survey of American Law.
Joseph Milowic III is based in the firm’s New York office. Joe’s practice focuses on intellectual property litigation in the federal courts and before the International Trade Commission. Joe has represented clients involved in a variety of complex technologies, including pharmaceuticals (ANDA) including antidepressants, corticosteroid foams, medical devices, including diabetes glucose monitor test strips and ophthalmic lenses, semiconductor memory including flash memory and DRAM, digital signal processing, consumer electronics products, including digital televisions and display monitors, graphical user interfaces, shift registers, speech coding and compression and corporate actions software. Joe has twice been named a “Rising Star” by Law & Politics Magazine. Joe graduated with high honors in chemical/biochemical engineering from Rutgers College of Engineering and was named a member of the Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi. Joe received his J.D. from Rutgers School of Law.
Isaac Nesser is based in the firm’s New York office. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation including structured finance litigation, corporate fraud and securities claims, consumer class actions, and Alien Tort Statute litigation. He received his B.A. in Political Science and Music, magna cum laude, from Columbia University, and his J.D. from Yale Law School.
Steig Olson is based in the firm’s New York office. Steig has nearly a decade of experience in litigating large antitrust class actions and other complex litigation. Steig is a graduate, magna cum laude, of Harvard Law School and received his B.A. in Philosophy from Vassar College. After law school, he clerked in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Audrius Zakarauskas is based in the firm’s London office. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, particularly on high value multi-jurisdictional disputes. He was the finalist for The Lawyer’s associate of the year award in 2011. Audrius trained as a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, one of the leading commercial sets of barristers in London. He is admitted to the Bars of England and Wales (2003) and the British Virgin Islands (2009). Audrius has a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy from Vilnius University, Lithuania, was a college lecturer in philosophy at Merton College, Oxford between 1999 and 2001, is the winner of the Peter Taylor and Princess Royal Scholarships from Inner Temple, and also won the Blackstone’s National Mooting competition in 2002. Audrius is fluent in Russian and Lithuanian.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is a 700+ lawyer business litigation firm — the largest in the United States devoted solely to business litigation. Our lawyers have tried 1855 cases and won 1665, or 90%. When we represent defendants, our trial experience gets us better settlements or defense verdicts. When representing plaintiffs, our lawyers have won over $15 billion in judgments and settlements. We have won five 9-figure jury verdicts in the last ten years. We have also obtained nine 9-figure and five 10-figure settlements. In 2010, The American Lawyer named the firm the top IP litigation firm in the US and one of the top six commercial litigation firms in the country. In 2011, The Lawyer named the firm “International Firm of the Year.” In 2012, Managing IP awarded the firm “Best Patent litigation – West” and “Best ITC Litigation Practice”. Also in 2012, JUVE, the leading German legal publication, named Quinn Emanuel Germany both “Patent Law Firm of the Year” and “IP Law Firm of the Year”.
Further information about the firm is available at www.quinnemanuel.com.