John B. Quinn

Partner, Quinn Emanuel Trial Lawyers

John B. Quinn has been named “One of the World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers” by Euromoney Institutional Investor and “One of California’s Leading Litigators” by Chambers and Partners. In 2009, he was named California Attorney of the Year for “extraordinary achievements” in intellectual property law by California Lawyer for his work on the highly publicized litigation for Mattel Inc. over the Bratz line of dolls. Since 1987, Quinn has also been general counsel of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Enjoy most: I like oral advocacy, writing, analyzing problems, devising a strategy and executing on it; recruiting talent, pitching new work, encouraging lawyers to do their best, etc. – I like all of it.

Toughest challenge: My essential shyness.

Proudest moment: The births of my children.

Most excited: The opportunities we have to grow our firm internationally.

Best advice: Never compromise on quality.

Alma Maters: B.A., magna cum laude, Claremont Men’s College; J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School

Fun fact: I don’t like any animals, except birds.

Bucket list: I am suspicious of bucket lists.

Hobby/passion: The business and practice of law.