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Announcement: January 2018: Quinn Emanuel Elects Eight New Partners

Business Litigation Reports

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP announced that nine new partners have been elected to the partnership, effective January 1, 2018.

The newly elected partners are as follows:

Deepa Acharya is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Deepa is a trial lawyer specializing in technology-based litigation with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, and other intellectual property disputes. Deepa received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University and a J.D. with honors from the University of Texas at Austin.

Rollo C. Baker IV is based in the firm’s New York office.  Rollo is a trial lawyer with a focus on corporate governance, investment management, and energy related matters.  Rollo received a B.A., magna cum laude, in Government and Economics from Franklin & Marshall College, and a J.D., cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center.  Before joining the firm, Rollo clerked for Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera of Maryland’s highest court.

Rachel E. Epstein is based in the firm’s New York office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation and international arbitration, with an emphasis on business and technology matters.  She received a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University and a J.D. from Columbia Law School.  She clerked for the Honorable Terence T. Evans of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Nathan Hamstra is based in the firm’s Chicago office. His practice focuses on intellectual property litigation, with a particular focus on patent and trade secret disputes.  Nathan received a B.S., with honors, in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School.

James D. Judah is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. He is a trial lawyer focused on intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, and copyright. James graduated magna cum laude from Dartmouth College and received a J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was a Stone Scholar.

Ryan Landes is based in the firm’s Los Angeles office. He has a diverse commercial litigation practice and experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in securities and financial matters, trade secret disputes, mass tort litigation, and other business disputes at the trial and appellate levels. Ryan received a B.A. in Economics from University of California, Berkeley and a J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where he was an articles editor of the NYU Law Review, a Florence Allen Scholar, and a recipient of the Morton Geller Award.

Gabriel Soledad is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on the representation of domestic and overseas companies, boards of directors, senior executives and government officials in investigations, crises and litigation in several jurisdictions, including Latin America. He received both his J.D. and his B.A. in International Relations with honors at Stanford University.

Ellison Ward Merkel is based in the firm’s New York office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on disputes involving complex financial instruments.   Nelly received an A.B. from Princeton University and a J.D., cum laude, from New York University School of Law, where she was a managing editor of the NYU Law Review.  Before joining the firm, Nelly was the Sinsheimer Fellow at the Partnership for Children’s Rights and clerked for Judge James C. Francis IV in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.