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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP


Good faith participation in mediation: recent decisions in New York and California

USA - January 11 2012 In an effort to alleviate the growing congestion of court dockets around the country, judges increasingly require parties to engage in alternative dispute resolution, particularly mediation, prior to trial

Contingency fees in England after April 2013

United Kingdom - October 24 2012 Beginning in April 2013, lawyers in England will be permitted to recover fees from the damages awarded to their clients

Lucasfilm v Ainsworth 2011 UKSC 39 (the ‘Stormtrooper helmet’ case)

USA - January 8 2012 England’s highest Court has held that Star Wars Stormtrooper helmets are not “sculptures,” much to the chagrin of Lucasfilm

Non-resident cannot be compelled to travel to California for deposition

USA - October 31 2011 A California Court of Appeal ruled that non-residents cannot be ordered to appear in California for deposition

The IP High Court addresses trademark infringement liability of internet shopping websites

Japan - July 25 2012 In Perfetti Van Melle S. p.A v. Rakuten Co., Ltd., the Intellectual Property High Court in Tokyo addressed the issue of whether Rakuten, who organizes a website in which numerous independent stores and dealers can sell goods on the Rakuten website (called an “internet mall” in Japanese), could be liable for trademark infringement committed by those stores

Circuit Courts Align to Shield SEC Administrative Proceedings from Collateral Constitutional Attack

USA - August 16 2016 In response to the financial crisis of the late 2000s, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act ("Dodd-Frank"

Seizures as a Remedy Under the New Federal Trade Secrets Act

USA - August 16 2016 On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA), creating a new federal cause of action for the misappropriation of trade

August 2016 Bankruptcy & Restructuring Litigation Update

USA - August 16 2016 In recent years, several bankruptcy and district courts have addressed whether the safe harbor provision of the Bankruptcy Code, 11 U.S.C. 546(e

Life Sciences Litigation Update

USA - August 16 2016 As two recent decisions from the Federal Circuit demonstrate, the law on patent-eligible subject matter, 35 U.S.C. 101, remains largely unsettled

August 2016 Securities & Structured Finance Litigation Update

USA - August 16 2016 In a recent RMBS putback case in the Southern District of New York, Quinn Emanuel won a ruling that the plaintiff trustee’s expert reports, served