Charles Eskridge, a former partner at Susman Godfrey, has joined Quinn Emanuel’s Houston office as partner. Mr. Eskridge is an experienced trial lawyer and appellate advocate. He has tried a wide range of complex commercial matters and argued numerous appeals in both federal and state courts. His professional experience includes matters involving such diverse areas as antitrust, intellectual property (including patents and trade secrets matters), aviation disasters, securities fraud, the First Amendment, ERISA, and asbestos bankruptcy litigation, along with state law issues concerning complex contractual disputes, accounting and legal malpractice, fraud, employment and trade secret issues, and insurance coverage. Mr. Eskridge received his B.S., magna cum laude, from Trinity University and was the valedictorian of his graduating class from Pepperdine University School of Law. Mr. Eskridge joins Karl Stern and David Gerger, two other leading lawyers who joined the firm’s Houston office in the last several months.