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Quinn Emanuel Mourns the Loss of Former Partner Jon Cederberg

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The firm is saddened to announce the passing of our former partner, Jon Cederberg. Jon retired from the firm two years ago. Jon was a student of the art of trying cases.  He was a soft spoken, understated person, but a formidable and immensely likable presence in court.  Jon had a keen understanding of witnesses and how to examine them.  He spent many years as an Assistant United States Attorney in Los Angeles where he taught many AUSAs, including some of our present partners, about trying cases.  Jon continued in that teaching role at Quinn Emanuel, where he was a favorite instructor in the firm’s basic and advanced trial training programs.  So many people owe him for his unselfishness and the things he did to help others look better, never bringing any attention to himself.  When Jon prepared a witness in trial you could be sure the witness was ready in every sense.  Jon played fullback at the University of Michigan for the famous coach Bo Schembechler. He was married to Paula Mabrey, a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge.