Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Litigation Department

California
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What the team is known for Nationally recognized trial firm with markedly broad capabilities within the field, well resourced to represent both senior executives and corporations. Offers strength defending allegations in diverse areas such as antitrust, healthcare and securities, alongside particular expertise acting for East Asian clients in economic espionage cases. Calls upon a strong team of litigators with decades of experience handling complex government investigations and criminal litigation.

Strengths A client says: "They perform very well. What I like the most is that they're extremely efficient. It is a big firm so they have all the knowledge and are also very efficient."

Market sources describe the group as an "excellent firm" and "a powerhouse."

Work highlights Represented Pangang Group in an economic espionage case, where the company was alleged to have stolen trade secrets relating to the manufacture of titanium oxide from DuPont.

Notable practitioners

James Asperger is a superb choice to handle high-stakes criminal trials and investigations. He is notably experienced with handling cross-border white-collar matters. Clients comment: "He's practical and he understands the client and business realities. He is a very technically strong lawyer, who provides practical advice and counsel."

John Potter maintains a diverse white-collar practice, which sees him acting for clients in sensitive investigations and trials relating to antitrust, bank fraud and securities. A market source describes him as "a full-service lawyer who can do anything" and notes that "he is very persuasive and gets excellent results in court."