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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP ranks as the law firm to consult when it comes to litigation issues. According to vault ranking 2011, the firm ranks #3 in general commercial litigation, #3 in IP litigation and #19 in the vault law 100.[1]



Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is one of the top premier law firms globally when it comes to litigation. Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, the firm has won over $15 billion in judgments and settlements since it was founded in 1986 by four lawyers. Over the years the firm has grown from 4 to 450 attorneys working around the world. [2]

Unlike most litigation firms, Quinn Emanuel takes affirmative steps in selecting clients that would allow them to produce results. The firm has a diverse list of clients from top notch industries like Google, Shell, ESPN, Nike, NFL, General Motors, IBM, Oracle, and Sony, to name a few. [3] Quinn Emanuel also maintains a formal pro bono policy and is considered a favorable factor for associates when it comes to advancements and compensation decisions. [4]

Associates at Quinn Emanuel receive a top notch benefits package, which includes a salary of $160,000 for entry level associates, 3 weeks vacation per year, full health benefits, life insurance policy, maternity leave, and associates are eligible to participate in profit sharing plan after 3 months employment. [5]

Quinn Emanuel Practice Areas

Quinn Emanuel offers a number of specialized practice areas:[6]

  • Antirust and Trade Regulation
  • Appellate Practice
  • Banking and Financial Institution Litigation
  • Bankruptcy and Restructuring
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Domestic and International Arbitration & Mediation
  • Employment Litigation and Counseling
  • Entertainment and Media Litigation
  • Government Contracts Litigation
  • Insurance and Reinsurance Litigation
  • Insurance Recovery
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Investment Fund and Fund Advisor Litigation
  • Plaintiffs' Litigation
  • Public Strategy in High Profile Litigation: Media Relations
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Satellite and Aerospace Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Sports Litigation
  • Structured Finance and Derivatives Litigation
  • personal Litigation
  • White Collar Defense and Internal Investigations

Quinn Emanuel Offices

Quinn Emanuel has 5 offices throughout the United States and 3 international offices.[7]

  • Los Angles (Headquartered)
  • New York
  • San Francisco
  • Silicon Valley
  • Chicago
  • Tokyo
  • London
  • Mannheim

Quinn Emanuel Size

Quinn Emanuel has close to 450 lawyers employed globally throughout the firms 8 offices. The firm’s headquarters is located in Los Angeles, which has the most employed at around 178 lawyers. [8]

Quinn Emanuel Recruiting

Recruiting from great law schools around the country has been a key point for the growth and success of Quinn Emanuel. When it comes to campus interviews, the firm has a short selective list of schools it visits: Columbia University Law School, Cornell Law School, Harvard Law School, New York Law School, Stanford Law School, UCLA School of Law, Berkeley School of Law, and University of Michigan Law School. Because Quinn Emanual only does litigation, it attracts the top law students in the country who will excel as trial lawyers. Graduation from a top law school and having a passion for litigation will get you noticed by this prestigious law firm. [9]

Quinn Emanuel Salary and Bonuses

Quinn Emanuel provides a competitive salary above all other firms.[10]

Associate Base Salary Bonus Range Bonus Comments
Low High Discretionary

1st Year
$30,000 No
2nd Year
$35,000 No
3rd Year
$40,000 No
4th Year
$45,000 No
5th Year $230,000 0 $50,000 No
6th Year $250,000 0 $55,000 No



  1. http://www.vault.com/wps/portal/usa/companies/company-profile/Quinn-Emanuel-Urquhart--Sullivan--LLP?companyId=10361
  2. http://www.quinnemanuel.com/
  3. http://www.quinnemanuel.com/clients.aspx
  4. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F225403&orgtypeid=F
  5. http://www.quinnemanuel.com/work-at-quinn/the-package.aspx
  6. http://www.quinnemanuel.com/practice-areas.aspx
  7. http://www.quinnemanuel.com/offices.aspx
  8. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F225403&orgtypeid=F
  9. http://www.nalpdirectory.com/dledir_search_results.asp?fscid=F225403&orgtypeid=F
  10. http://www.infirmation.com/shared/lss/one-payscale.tcl?employer_id=CA1940


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