Law360 has once again named Quinn Emanuel one of the four firms general counsel “view as the most fearsomely competent litigators and the ones they least wish to see on the other side of the table.” The 2018 “Fearsome Foursome” were selected based on over 350 phone interviews with General Counsel, Chief Legal Officers, and other legal decision makers at companies with at least $1 billion in revenue in the U.S. The publication recognizes firms that are admired by both clients and peers, yet “strike the utmost fear into the hearts” of adversaries. This is the fifth time Quinn Emanuel has been named to the “Fearsome Foursome.”
On December 27, 2018, Quinn Emanuel lost a friend and long-time partner Steve Anderson. Steve graduated from Harvard Law School in 1989 and joined the firm in 1994 when there were 30 attorneys at the firm. He was a founding member of the firm’s patent practice, which he helped to grow in his 24 years at the firm.
Steve was a gifted patent litigator with a background in computer sciences. Steve was smart, pragmatic, athletic, adventurous, and a fierce competitor. He loved boating, flying helicopters and being surrounded by family and friends. For the past 15 years he displayed indomitable courage and determination fighting illness, while continuing to contribute to the firm’s success and enjoying life. He leaves behind his wife Michelle and their daughter Sydney. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.