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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Adds White Collar Litigator to Chicago Office

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is pleased to announce that Leonid Feller has joined the firm as a partner in the Chicago office.  

Leonid (“Lenny”) Feller, a former federal prosecutor, does white collar criminal defense and government investigations, defending corporations and individuals in federal and state criminal, civil, and regulatory proceedings.  His practice includes defending claims of health care fraud, securities fraud, antitrust violations, public corruption, and environmental crimes.  He is also an accomplished civil litigator, with broad trial and appellate experience in all aspects of complex commercial litigation, including multidistrict litigation, False Claims Act suits, consumer class actions, mass tort and product liability litigation, and contract disputes in federal and state courts throughout the United States.

Lenny said: “I am very happy to join the firm and its White Collar group. Quinn Emanuel is the premier litigation firm in the world and has built the strongest government investigations practice anywhere.  Having an opportunity to be part of the incredibly talented team that has been assembled is a great privilege.”

Managing Partner, John B. Quinn observed: “Investigations, government enforcement and white collar criminal defense continue to be the fastest growing practice area at the firm. We expect that will continue.  We have been looking for some time for a partner to lead our efforts in these areas in the Midwest.  We are very fortunate that Lenny has joined the firm.”

Jonathan C. Bunge, Managing partner of Quinn Emanuel’s Chicago office noted: “Lenny is a lawyer’s lawyer, an excellent trial lawyer with a lot of experience in civil and criminal litigation.  We’re very lucky to have him here in Chicago.  We are all looking forward to working with him in the years to come.”

Lenny Feller received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, and his A.B. with highest distinction from University of Michigan. He was also a judicial clerk for the Honorable David A. Nelson for the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.  Lenny is also a lecturer at the University of Michigan Law School, where he has taught courses on federal criminal prosecution, investigation and defense.  He is the co-author of Criminal Pretrial Advocacy 3rd Ed. (West 2019) and numerous other scholarly works.