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Star Trial Lawyer William Burck Joins Quinn Emanuel’s D.C. Office

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High profile trial lawyer William Burck recently joined the firm as partner.   Burck is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, where he is co-managing partner, and also practices out of the firm’s New York office.  He joins 20+ attorneys at the firm who are former Assistant U.S. Attorneys.

Burck’s diverse practice includes both complex domestic and international disputes and white collar defense work.   He is particularly known for representing corporations in negotiations, disputes or other proceedings with governments and government agencies in the U.S. and abroad.   He has developed a reputation for crafting cutting-edge solutions to challenging legal and regulatory issues and has represented companies and individuals in civil, criminal, congressional and other governmental investigations.   He also has expertise representing companies in international corporate crises and related litigation and multi-jurisdictional government investigations in Europe, Russia, South, Central and East Asia, the Middle East, and Africa.   He is one of a small group of lawyers appointed by the President of the United States to serve a six-year term on the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the premier international institution for adjudicating large-scale trade and investment disputes between private parties and governments around the world.   He also served as former Deputy Counsel to the President of the United States and he is a former Assistant United States Attorney in New York City.

Burck has been recognized as one of the leading lawyers in his field by Euromoney and Benchmark.   This year, Law360 recognized him as one of five “Rising Stars” in the white collar defense area.   He is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale University and has a J.D. from Yale Law School where he served as editor-in-chief of The Yale Law Journal.   He clerked for Judge Alex Kozinski on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the United States Supreme Court.