Quinn Emanuel Hires Tai-Heng Cheng for International Arbitration Practice in New York
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The law firm of Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP announced on Wednesday that professor Tai-Heng Cheng will be joining the firm in New York as a partner in the practice of International Arbitration, according to a press release from the firm. Cheng specializes in international law and international arbitration and is a tenured professor of law at New York Law School. Cheng is also the co-director of the Institute for Global Law, Justice and Policy. Over the past nine months, Cheng becomes the sixth international arbitration specialist to join the law firm.

The Managing Partner of the firm’s New York office, Peter Calamari, said the following about the Cheng hire: “Cheng, is another critical step in our effort to build a leading international arbitration practice. He provides needed expertise in our New York office and a critical connection to Asian markets.”


“Quinn Emanuel’s attorneys, who are among the sharpest in the world, have consistently achieved tremendous successes for their clients,” Cheng said. “The firm is a world leader in every practice area it has developed. I look forward to contributing to Quinn Emanuel’s drive to become the preeminent international arbitration practice.”

Cheng speaks both English and Mandarin and was born in Singapore. He attended law schools in Singapore, England and the United States. Cheng has also been a visiting professor of law at Vanderbilt University, Hebrew University and the City University of Hong Kong, teaching classes in international arbitration and international law. Cheng has also written two books about international law and international arbitration. Those two books have been referenced by the U.S. Federal Circuit and District Courts. Cheng practiced law at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in New York prior to becoming a professor of law. Cheng has a Doctor of the Science of Law degree and a Master of Laws degree from Yale Law School. At Yale Law School Cheng was a Howard M. Holtzmann Fellow for International Law. Cheng earned a Master of Arts degree and a law degree with first class honors from Oxford University.

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