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Inns, Nicholas

Nicholas J. Inns

Direct Tel: +1 202 538 8287
Washington, D.C.
Tel: +1 202 538 8000 Fax: +1 202 538 8100

Nicholas Inns is an associate in Quinn Emanuel’s Washington, D.C. office.  He joined the firm in 2021.  Prior to joining the firm, Nick served in the Navy as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps for 10 years. He prosecuted and defended Sailors accused of felonies and litigated more than 30 contested cases to verdicts. He also advised Navy leaders on military operations in the Western Pacific and developed strategic approaches to reducing legal risk in interactions with foreign countries.

  • Harvard Law School
    (J.D., magna cum laude, 2010)
    • Harvard Law Review
  • King’s College London
    (M.A., Intelligence and International Security, 2007)
  • Northwestern University
    (B.A., History and International Studies, cum laude, 2006)
  • The State Bar of Massachusetts
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Law Clerk for the Honorable Judge William G. Young:
    • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2010-2011
  • Judge Advocate General’s Corps, U.S. Navy:
    • Lieutenant Commander, 2011-2021
  • Note: Prosecutorial Power and the Legitimacy of the Military Justice System, 123 HARV. L. REV. 937 (2010)
  • Leading Case: Herring v. United States, 123 HARV. L. REV. 153 (2009)
  • Recent Case: Boschetto v. Hansing, 122 HARV. L. REV. 1014 (2009)