Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP announced today that noted trial lawyer Jennifer Selendy will be joining the firm’s New York office as a partner.  Before  joining  Quinn  Emanuel,  Ms. Selendy  was  a  partner  at  Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Ms. Selendy has a broad trial practice focusing on complex commercial disputes and international arbitration in diverse practice areas including antitrust, RICO, intellectual property, bankruptcy, securities, and toxic torts.  She has represented blue chip clients in both plaintiff and defense matters across a range of industries, and has tried over a dozen cases.   Her past successes include a $2.75 billion antitrust recovery for Discover Financial Services and a ground-breaking trial victory for Samsung, IBM, and Infineon Technologies in a multi-billion dollar cross-border insolvency dispute involving the failed European semiconductor giant, Qimonda AG.   She has also represented clients such as Verizon, Morgan Stanley, Collins & Aikman, and Forstmann Little in high stakes litigation matters.
New York Managing Partner Peter Calamari said: “Jennifer brings a unique combination of first chair trial skills and synergistic substantive experience to our firm. We are very excited about the prospect of working with her.”   
Jennifer Selendy said:  “Quinn Emanuel has earned a pre-eminent position in litigation due to the enormous talent of its lawyers, and a collaborative platform that I believe is unparalleled.  The Quinn name tells clients and adversaries that the case can be won at trial, and that allows for the broadest possible range of favorable results along the way.  I am honored to be joining this vibrant firm and look forward to contributing to its growth.”   
Jennifer is also a leader in the movement to reform gifted education as the co-founder and Chairman of The Speyer Legacy School, a unique K-8 independent school for accelerated learners.   She is also the Chairman of the Board of the National Center for Law & Economic Justice, a national legal services organization that protects the civil and constitutional right of our country’s most disadvantaged citizens.   She is a member of the Advisory Board of the Tufts Institute for Global leadership where she has been recognized with a Distinguished Alumni Award.  She is also a member of the Beacon Group, a donor-directed fund that supports high-impact start-up charities in New York City. 
Jennifer is a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and a Marshall Scholar.  She received an M.Phil. in International Relations from Oxford University and an undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, in International Relations from Tufts University. 
Quinn Emanuel is a 700+ lawyer business litigation firm—the largest in the world devoted solely to business litigation and arbitration with 18 global office locations.  Firm lawyers have tried over 2,400 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 $47 billion in judgments and settlements.  Quinn Emanuel has also obtained five 9-figure jury verdicts, twenty-four 9-figure settlements, and twelve 10-figure settlements.  The American Lawyer named Quinn Emanuel the top IP litigation firm in the U.S. and named the firm one of the top six commercial litigation firms in the country.  We were voted four times 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 Lawyer named us “International Firm of the Year.”   Law360 selected us as Antitrust, Appellate, Banking, Class Action, Insurance, Product Liability and IP “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 twice named us “US Law Firm of the Year,” 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.”  Further information is available at www.quinnemanuel.com.