Steven Cherny is a partner in Quinn Emanuel's Boston office. He was previously a partner at Kirkland and Ellis and at Latham and Watkins, where he was the Global Chair of the firm's IP Group. His practice focuses on patent litigation before the Federal Courts and the United States International Trade Commission.
Steve has been lead counsel in numerous high profile patent cases spanning technologies including telecommunications, medical devices, electronics, pharmaceuticals, financial and business methods and consumer products. He has been honored by The American Lawyer, who twice named him Litigator of the Week. Chambers recently described him as “brilliant” and a “very effective patent lawyer,” who draws praise for his “photographic memory of case law” and being “very good in front of juries and very good with judges.” IAM listed Steve as a “world leading patent professional” in 2017, stating "Steve Cherny is one of the most intellectual people doing this kind of work – a top guy. Because he is so smart, he's great in a bench trial, but he's also brilliant in front of a jury."
Steve has won some of the most important patent cases of the last decade, and holds the record for the largest recovery ever in a patent case – more than $2 billion.