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Quinn Emanuel has hired former Kirkland & Ellis partner and patent litigation lawyer Steven Cherny to boost its New York office.
At Kirkland, Cherny focused on patent litigation in Federal Courts and the United States International Trade Commission.
He has tried high profile patent cases involving IP in industries ranging from telecommunications, electronics and pharmaceuticals to financial and business methods and consumer products.
Quinn managing partner John Quinn said: “The firm’s IP litigation practice is booming. Adding a widely acknowledged superstar in that space is a unique opportunity. We expect Steve will spearhead the firm’s growth in the medical device and telecom areas in particular.”
Cherny said: “Quinn Emanuel’s firmwide focus on high stakes patent disputes and in particular the willingness and experience trying cases is like coming home to me.”
Quinn has steadily been expanding its litigation practice. The firm launched a new Perth office with the hire of former Herbert Smith Freehills partner Paul Evans at the end of March.
Meanwhile, a poll conducted last week by The Lawyer revealed that Kirkland & Ellis was the firm London law students and associates would least like to join.
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