At its San Francisco and Silicon Valley locations, law firm Quinn Emanuel is deferring half its incoming first year class to until January 2010. No deferral stipend or any other consideration has been announced.
Some, but not all, of the deferrals are voluntary. Less than ten incoming associates have been affected.
The firm waited to make the announcement until just six days before July’s California Bar Exam.
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP was founded in 1986 by John B. Quinn. It is headquartered in Los Angeles, with major offices in San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, and New York.