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Manisha Sheth Named “Top Minority 40 Under 40”


Quinn Emanuel partner Manisha Sheth has been named to The National Law Journal’s 2011 “Minority 40 Under 40” list, an annual recognition that honors attorneys who have wielded national influence in their practice areas. Ms. Sheth was recognized for her contributions in representing the Federal Housing Finance Agency in suits against Eighteen of the world’s largest financial institutions for selling subpar mortgage-backed securities to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. She is specifically spearheading the cases against Merrill Lynch & Co. Inc. and Barclays PLC, and is also working on the suits against Citigroup Inc. and JPMorgan Chase & Co. The National Law Journal also recognized Ms. Sheth for her work on behalf of MBIA Insurance Corp. in another significant RMBS case against Countrywide Financial Corp. and Bank of America Corp. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Sheth served as a federal prosecutor in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Philadelphia. During her five years in the office, she lost only one trial.