Our valued partner, Daniel P. Cunningham, passed away on March 31, 2019. Dan was a superb lawyer and a wonderful human being. He started his career at Cravath, Swaine and Moore, where he became head of the firm’s London office and head of the corporate department. Always an internationalist, Dan left Cravath in 2001 to head up the New York City office of the British firm Allen and Overy. At the time of the 2008 financial crisis, Dan decided that corporate transactional work was, as he put, “not going to be fun” for a while and made the extraordinary decision—after 33 years as a corporate transactional lawyer—to join Quinn Emanuel and become a litigator. In that role he helped Quinn Emanuel lawyers understand and develop claims relating to complex financial products and was a wonderful mentor to associates.
More than a great lawyer, Dan was an engaging and ebullient human being. He was a big man with an even bigger heart. He was always upbeat and was a great sports fan, poker player, and long distance hiker. He loved the company of friends (of which he had many), with whom he liked to share good food, wine, and cigars. We will sorely miss our great and unique friend and partner Dan.