John B. Quinn
Los Angeles Office
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Antitrust and Trade Regulation
Banking and Financial Institution Litigation
Employment Litigation and Counseling
Energy Sector Litigation and Arbitration
Entertainment and Media Litigation
Government Contracts Litigation
Intellectual Property Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
Finisher, Ironman Triathlon World Championship, Kailua Kona, Hawaii, 1999 & 2004
Member, The State Bar of California; Member, The State Bar of New York
Described by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as a "legal titan", and by Chambers as a "known litigation genius", John Quinn is one of the most prominent business trial lawyers in the United States. As Chambers puts it in their 2007 guide to U.S. lawyers and law firms: "'Tough guy' John Quinn is 'confident and quick' say clients. Opponents acknowledge his 'convincing courtroom demeanor' and one even named him 'literally the best I have ever faced in the past half dozen years.'" This sentiment echoed The American Lawyer's 2006 feature article, which described the AmLaw 100 firm that Mr. Quinn built from scratch as "Better. Faster. Tougher. Scarier". "The Mighty Quinn, John Quinn Is in Better Shape Than You Are. Now He Wants to Eat Your Lunch", The American Lawyer, 2006. Or, as further summed up by his clients in Chambers--"there is no other".
Mr. Quinn has been named "One of the World's Leading Litigation Lawyers" by Euromoney Institutional Investor; "One of California's Leading Litigators" by Chambers; "One of the Top 3 Trial Lawyers of Choice by General Counsel in California" by California Law Business; one of the "Outstanding Trial Lawyers of America," by Chambers U.S.A., in 2003 and 2004; "One of the Top 15 Litigators in California" by The Los Angeles Daily Journal; "One of the Top 45 Lawyers Under the Age of 45 in the United States" by The American Lawyer (when he was under 45); "One of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California" by California Law Business, 2000, 2001 (one of 9 business litigators so named); and a "Super Lawyer" by Los Angeles Magazine. In 2003 he won the largest jury verdict awarded to individual plaintiffs (source: AP). In 2009, he was named "California Attorney of the Year" for "extraordinary achievements" in intellectual property law by The California Lawyer for his work on the highly publicized litigation for Mattel, Inc. over the "Bratz" line of dolls.
Read more about Mr. Quinn in a recent profile by the Los Angeles Business Journal.
Represented about two dozen hedge funds, including international funds, grouped under four management entities -- Elliott, Davidson-Kempner, Appalloosa, and Angelo Gordon -- as plaintiff-holders of Yosemite and Enron Credit-Linked (ECLN) Notes in the Yosemite v. Citibank action in the Enron MDL. The noteholders asserted fraudulent transfer claims against Citibank and collectively sought in excess of $1.4 billion on those claims. With Citibank's motion for summary judgment pending, Citibank and Enron agreed to a joint settlement and our clients will receive in excess of $2.1 billion in payments from the Enron bankruptcy estate.