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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP


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

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

Does the conviction of Galleon founder on insider trading signal an increased use of wiretapping by federal investigators?

USA - November 30 2011 The recent conviction of New York hedge fund founder Raj Rajaratnam on fourteen counts of conspiracy and insider trading sent shockwaves through the financial industry

Pleading Common Law Fraud Under Rule 9(b): Conflicting Circuit Court Interpretations

USA - June 1 2016 Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 9(b) prescribes the standards for pleading a common law fraud claim. The Rule states that "in alleging fraud or

Federal Circuit Recognizes New, but Limited, Privilege for Patent Agent Communications

USA - June 23 2016 Patent agents are licensed to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”), and perform the same duties as patent

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"

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

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

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 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