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Quinn Emanuel Elects Nine New Partners

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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP announced that nine new partners have been elected to the partnership, effective January 1, 2020. The newly elected partners are as follows:

Michael Bonanno – Mike is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  He is a trial lawyer who represents both plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust cases and other complex commercial disputes.  He received a B.S., cum laude, from Virginia Tech and a J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.  Before joining the firm, Mike was a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

Frank Calvosa – Frank is based in the firm’s New York office.  He specializes in complex patent litigation, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical patent-infringement litigation and post-grant proceedings. Frank graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.S. and M.S. in Chemistry from Villanova University and received his J.D. from Columbia University.

Yasseen Gailani – Yasseen is based in the firm’s London office.  He is a solicitor advocate specializing in complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on disputes relating to finance, financial services, restructuring and insolvency, and security enforcement. Yasseen was named as a “Rising Star” in the 2019 Legal 500, and he has degrees in law from the University of Cambridge and NYU.

Mark Grasso – Mark is based in the firm’s London office, but he has a practice spanning the globe and spends a significant part of his time in the Persian Gulf region.  He is a specialist construction and energy litigation and arbitration lawyer, and advises on disputes arising out of large engineering and construction projects and oil and gas developments around the world. Mark has an L.L.B. (1st class honors) from the University of Melbourne, and he is admitted to practice in England and Wales and Victoria, Australia.

Nicholas Hoy – Nick is based in the firm’s New York office.  Nick is a trial lawyer who has represented both defendants and plaintiffs in a variety of complex commercial disputes.  A particular focus of his practice is defending corporations, private equity and hedge funds, and officers and directors in high-stakes securities, bankruptcy, financial services, and employment matters.  Nick is a graduate of Stanford University and Yale Law School, where he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal.

David Myre – David is based in the firm’s Silicon Valley office.  He is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on high-stakes commercial and intellectual property disputes.  He has tried trade secret, securities fraud, contract, constitutional, and employment cases to verdict in state and federal courts across the country. David received a B.A. with distinction from the University of Washington and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Jesko Preuß – Jesko is based in the firm’s Stuttgart office. He is a German-qualified attorney (Rechtsanwalt) who’s practice focuses on national and cross-border commercial and IP litigation, with a particular emphasis on technology and patent litigation. He has served as trial counsel for international clients in litigation involving a wide range of technologies, including mechanical engineering, automotive, biotech, and life science products. Jesko obtained a doctorate degree in law from Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Chair for Business Law / Intellectual Property Law) and an LL.M. in European Law from Paris II (Université Panthéon-Assas).

Elan Sasson – Elan is based in the firm’s Sydney office. His practice has a dual-focus in representing funds and financial services clients in legal disputes and in driving or advising on strategic workouts and corporate insolvencies (with a focus on back-end disputes, and formal and informal restructures).  Elan received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales, and an L.L.B. from the University of Technology Sydney.  Prior to commencing practice, Elan was appointed associate on the New Court of Appeal to the Hon. Justice Beazley AO (now Governor of New South Wales).

Kate Kaufmann Shih – Kate is based in the firm’s Houston office.  She specializes in complex, high-stakes energy and infrastructure litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on matters arising out of distressed assets and bankruptcies.  Kate received her B.A. from Stanford University, with honors and distinction, and her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a James Kent Scholar and a member of the Columbia Law Review.