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Quinn Emanuel’s Diane Doolittle and Crystal Nix-Hines Named “Top Women Lawyers of 2021” by the Daily Journal


Diane Doolittle and Crystal Nix-Hines, partners in Quinn Emanuel’s Silicon Valley and Los Angeles offices, respectively, have been named “Top Women Lawyers of 2021” by the Daily Journal.

Diane serves as Co-Chair of the firm's National Trial Practice Group. She litigates and tries high-stakes complex commercial, intellectual property and white collar cases. Diane has won over 92% of the 72 cases she’s taken to trial. She has tried a wide variety of complex disputes, with tens or hundreds of millions of dollars in dispute, in state and federal courts across the country. The cases cover subjects as diverse as misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark, antitrust, fraud, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, extortion, and insurance coverage. She has also tried multiple employment cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment and wrongful discharge.

Crystal Co-Chairs the firm’s Crisis Law & Strategy Group, which helps clients with crisis management and resolution, as well as sensitive reputational  and strategic issues.  She also Chairs the firm’s Education Practice Group, which has defended numerous universities in 21 COVID-19-related class action lawsuits. A C-suite and Board-level thinker and former Supreme Court law clerk to Justices Thurgood Marshall and Sandra Day O’Connor, Crystal’s practice focuses on class action litigation, complex business disputes, internal investigations, shareholder derivative actions, and sovereign dispute litigation. Her clients include domestic and multinational corporations, global investment firms and major non-profit organizations. Ambassador Nix-Hines returned to the firm in 2017 after her tenure in Paris as U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO.