Kathleen Sullivan, Quinn Emanuel name partner and Chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice, has been named one of the nation’s “Top 10 Female Litigators” in the inaugural edition of Top 250 Women in Litigation published by Benchmark Litigation and Euromoney Legal Media Group. The 250 honorees were selected based on Benchmark Litigation’s 2012 state rosters of litigation stars. From there, the publications selected the top 10 female litigators by reviewing their work on high profile matters, as well as the overall success of their careers.
Benchmark Litigation and Euromoney Legal Media Group praised Ms. Sullivan not only for her litigation accomplishments and her “appellate superstar[dom],” but also for her “storied career in academia” and her string of “firsts.” Ms. Sullivan made history as one of the first female professors at Harvard Law School, the first female Dean of Stanford Law School, and the first female name partner at an AmLaw 100 firm. Ms. Sullivan’s “standout appellate litigation record” includes recent victories at the U.S. Supreme Court defending Wyeth (a division of Pfizer) and Shell Oil, and earlier this month she argued before the Court on behalf of Shell Oil’s ultimate parent.