Kristin Tahler, a distinguished white collar litigator, has joined Quinn Emanuel as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office. Ms. Tahler, formerly a senior member of the white collar group at Skadden, has represented a variety of individuals, companies, boards, and special committees in civil and criminal actions, including criminal and regulatory government investigations; internal corporate investigations; government contracting fraud allegations; insider trading allegations; False Claims Act litigation; securities litigation; and class action antitrust litigation. A principal focus of her practice in recent years has been representing clients in the Middle East whose activities are being investigated by U.S. regulators. Ms. Tahler also serves on the board of directors of Mental Health Advocacy Services, a nonprofit organization that provides legal services to children and adults with mental disabilities. She received her A.B. from Princeton University and her J.D. from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.