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Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Hires Veteran Trial Lawyer from Finnegan for Tokyo Office


Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan Hires Veteran Trial Lawyer from Finnegan for Tokyo Office

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TOKYO and LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP is pleased to announce that York Faulkner, former Partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP, has joined the firm's Tokyo office.  

York's practice focuses on intellectual property litigation across a variety of industries with a focus on representing brand companies in "Hatch-Waxman" pharmaceutical patent infringement cases.  York's litigation experience includes matters filed in federal and state courts as well as the International Trade Commission, involving a wide range of industries.

York has more than 25 years of experience handling high-stakes litigation, trying cases to verdict in numerous jury and bench trials.  York began his career as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Department of Justice, Tax Division, conducting grand jury investigations and obtaining convictions at trial.

York has a global practice.  He has lived and worked predominantly in Japan since 1984.  He speaks and reads Japanese.  York frequently lectures to Japanese audiences on legal and economic issues affecting Japanese companies and their global businesses.  York has extensive experience in litigation involving Japanese parties and routinely works in collaboration with local Japanese bengoshi and benrishi to reduce the burden of U.S. litigation on Japanese clients.  He has managed complex global litigation requiring coordination of litigation strategy worldwide.

Managing Partner, John B. Quinn said:  "We have been looking to add the right person to the Tokyo office for a while now.   We are very excited to have York join us."

Ryan Goldstein, Managing Partner of the firm's Tokyo office added:  "Our Tokyo office works with Japanese clients on a wide range of matters, from intellectual property lawsuits to arbitration to government investigations—all in Japanese.  York's practice fits perfectly with what we are doing in Japan and we are looking forward to expanding what we do."

York Faulkner commented:  "Japanese companies are investing heavily in the United States and Europe, and no firm is better equipped than Quinn Emanuel to help those companies overcome the numerous legal challenges they face abroad.  I am thrilled by the opportunity to join the firm's Tokyo Office and to work with the firm's talented teams of trial lawyers."

York received his J.D. from J. Reuben Clark School of Law at Brigham Young University, magna cum laude, and he earned his B.S. in Economics from Brigham Young University, cum laude.

Quinn Emanuel is a 780+ lawyer business litigation firm—the largest in the world devoted solely to business litigation and arbitration with 22 global office locations.  Firm lawyers have tried over 2,600 cases, winning 88% of them.  When representing defendants, Quinn Emanuel's trial experience gets better settlements or defense verdicts.  When representing plaintiffs, Quinn Emanuel lawyers have won over $60 billion in judgments and settlements.  Quinn Emanuel has also obtained five 9-figure jury verdicts, thirty-four 9-figure settlements, and fifteen 10-figure settlements.  FTI Consulting named Quinn Emanuel the biggest litigation firm in the world.  The American Lawyer named Quinn Emanuel the top IP litigation firm in the U.S. and the firm as one of the top six commercial litigation firms in the country.  Four times in the last 5 years, we were voted as one of the four "most feared" firms by General Counsels at Fortune 500 companies — the lawyers they "least like to see" on the other side.  The UK legal periodical, The Lawyer named us "International Firm of the Year."  Law360 selected us as Antitrust, Appellate, Banking, Class Action, Insurance, Product Liability, IP, White Collar, and Trials "Practice Groups of the Year."  Managing IP twice recognized us as having the "Best ITC Litigation Practice" and honored us with the "Patent Contentious West" award.  Legal Business has named us "US Law Firm of the Year" three times, and our German offices have been named both IP Litigation and Patent Litigation Firm of the Year by JUVE, Germany's most prestigious legal publication.  Global Investigations Review, a leading legal periodical covering global white collar investigations, named us the "Most Impressive Investigations Practice of the Year."  Global Arbitration Review named us the 11th best arbitration practice in the world. Further information is available at

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