Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Litigation Department

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What the team is known for Innovative business litigation-focused group that excels in high-stakes securities and commercial matters. Well resourced to lead the charge in the prosecution of securities litigation claims relating to IPOs, M&A and RMBS matters. Offers broad strengths in wider commercial disputes, with particular expertise in complex intellectual property matters. Highly regarded for its courtroom skills, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide array of trial and appellate proceedings nationwide.

Strengths"It's an outstanding firm," comments an interviewee, adding: "I find them to be smart, deliberate and aggressive adversaries who bring out the best in everybody."

A source notes that the firm has "very effective trial litigators."

Work highlights Represented a class of investors in US Treasury securities who allege that major financial institutions colluded to rig prices at a public auction for Treasuries.

Successfully acted for Olaplex on a patent, trade secret and breach of contract case against beauty company L'Oréal in relation to its 'bond builder' technology for repairing damaged hair.

Notable practitioners

Harry Olivar cochairs the firm's national securities practice. He offers great defense- and plaintiff-side experience in class actions and securities fraud cases. A source comments: "He's a very sophisticated lawyer and a thoughtful practitioner."

John Quinn is widely recognized for his expertise in commercial litigation, and particularly in trials. His recent work includes handling high-profile sexual misconduct litigation and significant commercial disputes in media and entertainment.

William Price is adept at handling a range of commercial litigation, including contractual disputes and intellectual property claims. "He has developed a reputation as a very good trial lawyer," reports a market source, with another explaining: "He is one of the best cross-examiners in the market."