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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is pleased to announce that Steven Cherny has joined the firm as a partner based in the firm’s New York office. Steve was formerly a partner at Kirkland & Ellis where he focused on patent litigation in Federal Courts and the United States International Trade Commission. Managing Partner John B. 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.”
Edward DeFranco, New York Partner and Co-Chair of the National Intellectual Property Litigation Practice, said: “Our lawyers have worked with and against Steve for years. We are all thankful he will now be on our side all of the time.”

Steven Cherny said: “Quinn Emanuel’s firm-wide focus on high-stakes patent disputes and in particular the willingness and experience trying cases is like coming home to me.” Steve received his J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School and his B.S.M.E. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been recognized as one of the leading practitioners in virtually all significant legal publications, including The American Lawyer, Chambers Global, and The National Law Journal. Steve is admitted to practice in New York.