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Summer events are a great way for summer associates to get to know partners, associates and each other. Click on an office location for a list of typical summer associate events.
San Francisco Giants game, concert at The Greek Theater, cooking school in North Beach
Napa wine trip, scavenger hunt through the streets of San Francisco
Waterski trip, trampoline event, summer party at a partner’s home.
Disneyland, Magic Castle, trapeze school at the Santa Monica Pier
Chicago Cubs game, cooking school and beer tasting at Goose Island Brewery
Go-kart racing, outdoor rock climbing at Great Falls Park, Potomac Dinner Cruise
Color War (an all day QE-based scavenger hunt, field events in Madison Square Park, and QE Trivia at the firm’s unofficial watering hole), Hampton's Day (golf, wine tour, and the beach followed by a clambake), Korean BBQ and Karaoke in Koreatown
In Los Angeles, over 1,000 clients, staff, attorneys and summer associates attend our annual Rose Bowl Party. It's our very own private carnival on the field of the Rose Bowl. There are rides, bungee jumping, rock walls, game booths and psychics! The party starts in the early afternoon and continues until late at night.
Firm wide in 2017, we welcomed 6 summer associates from:
Quinn Emanuel mourns the loss of one of its name partners, Bill Urquhart. Bill joined the firm 31 years ago when it was just a few lawyers in downtown Los Angeles. Bill was a visionary and helped lead a transformation of the firm from a small litigation boutique to the largest and most successful litigation firm in the world, with over 800 lawyers in 23 offices on four continents.
In his legal practice, Bill was a sage counselor and trusted advisor for both plaintiffs and defendants, and for numerous Fortune 100 companies in their most important disputes — matters that usually involved tens of millions, if not hundreds of millions, of dollars. Over the years he advised IBM, Hughes, Johnson Controls, CNA, Nokia and Qualcomm, among many many others.
For the many people at the firm who were fortunate to know Bill, he was more than a visionary partner and excellent lawyer, he was also a friend, who lived and loved life. He was loved and will be missed.
He leaves behind his wife Mary and 6 children, and our thoughts are with them in this time of grief.