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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

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Managing Partner: John B. Quinn
Senior Partners: David M. Orta, Head of Latin American and Washington, DC International Arbitration Practice; Juan P. Morillo, Co-Chair of the White Collar and Corporate Investigations Practice in Washington, DC
Number of partners worldwide: 249
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 530

International Arbitration: Frederick Bennet, Stephen Jagusch QC, David M. Orta, Phillipe Pinsolle, John Rhie
White Collar & Corporate Investigations: William Burck, Juan P. Morillo
Complex, Commercial Litigation: Michael Carlinsky, Richard A. Schirtzer
Bankruptcy & Insolvency: Susheel Kirpalani
Intellectual Property Litigation: Ed DeFranco, Marcus Grosch, Marcus Grosch, David Nelson, John B. Quinn, Claude Stern, Charles Verhoeven
Products Liability Litigation: Sandra Bresnick, Michael Lyle, Morgan Tovey

Firm Overview:
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is a nearly 800-lawyer business litigation firm — the largest in the world devoted solely to business litigation and arbitration. Quinn Emanuel lawyers have tried over 2,645 cases and won 88%. The firm has also obtained five nine-figure jury verdicts, 34 nine-figure settlements, and 15 ten-figure settlements.

Main Areas of Practice:

Worldwide Offices:
The firm’s 22 offices offer the full breadth of its more than 35 practice areas. Quinn Emanuel’s work includes virtually every type of business dispute, from patent and copyright litigation to international arbitration, and from class action litigation to white collar crime. The firm also represents Fortune 500 companies and other enterprises in a broad spectrum of business disputes spanning many industries.

Latin American Practice:
The firm has experience in Latin America, having handled matters in or related to Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
International Arbitration:
International arbitration is one of the cornerstones of the firm’s practice. The firm has international arbitration specialists in all of its offices. Operating as a single, integrated team, its lawyers have achieved success representing the world’s largest companies and sovereign governments, in all the world’s major arbitration centers and applying all legal systems, including public international law, international commercial arbitration, investor-state arbitration under bilateral and multilateral investment treaties, state-state disputes, and US and other domestic arbitration.

The firm’s arbitration specialists have handled a good amount of this work in Latin America and have been practising in that region for the last 20 years. They have represented many of the regions’ sovereign governments, including Panama, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Peru, and have represented commercial clients in arbitration matters involving virtually every country in the region.

White Collar & Corporate Investigations:
Quinn Emanuel has a leading international white collar and transnational investigation practice. It has successfully represented clients in cross-border investigations in connection with fraud, bribery and violations of US anti-corruption, and anti-money laundering laws involving Latin American countries. The firm has also acted as counsel for companies and individuals in two of the largest corporate frauds in the history of Latin America. Its team is comprised of native Spanish speakers, fluent Portuguese speakers, and attorneys that have been trained both in Latin America and in the US, offering a truly comprehensive understanding of multi-jurisdictional investigations and disputes in the region.

Quinn Emanuel represents all types of energy companies ranging from traditional oil, gas, and electricity producers to alternative energy companies, including nuclear, wind, and solar. The firm has extensive experience handling arbitrations between energy companies and foreign governments under project agreements, bilateral investment treaties (BITs), and the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT).

Other Areas of Practice:
The firm’s work in Latin America also expands into many of the other disputes practices of the firm, including complex, commercial litigation, cross-border international litigation, bankruptcy, products liability, intellectual property litigation, and enforcement, to name a few.

International Work:
Quinn Emanuel’s international practice spans virtually the entirety of its practice areas. It represents clients in the region with their most difficult and challenging disputes. Clients come to the firm because of its unrelenting approach to resolve their disputes and because of its knowledge and understanding of the region. Many of its lawyers who practice in this region are bi-cultural and native Spanish speakers. Its client roster in Latin America runs the gamut, from some of the largest and well-known companies to various of the regions’ governments.

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