London, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Hamburg, Mannheim, Moscow, Munich, Paris, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington, D.C., Brussels (February 4, 2016) – Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP has announced that Paul Friedman will join the firm as a partner based in the London office. Friedman will join the firm from Clyde & Co. where he was also a partner.
Mr. Friedman principally specializes in complex commercial litigation for large global companies. He has represented numerous global investment banks, private equity houses, high net- worth individuals and companies all over the globe, including the United Kingdom, Europe, China, India, Japan, and the United States. Many of these disputes are resolved via alternative dispute resolution such as mediation. Paul also has excellent experience acting for clients in international arbitrations. He is particularly proud of his track record of often resolving lawsuits quickly in the best interests of his clients.
Managing Partner John B. Quinn said: “Quinn Emanuel has focused on representing Israeli clients for over a decade, and has successfully litigated disputes for Israeli clients in the United States, the UK, the EU and elsewhere. Given that Paul will divide his time between London and Israel and has deep connections to Israeli business, Paul's practice will also be a further boost to the firm's Israel practice.”
London Co-Managing Partners Richard East and Sue Prevezer QC said: “We are very pleased to welcome Paul to our practice in London. He has been a prominent lawyer active in the finance litigation area for some time and his practice fits perfectly with our existing group, where we are building both strength and depth.”
Paul Friedman said: “I am excited about joining a global litigation powerhouse which I believe will allow my practice to expand, in addition to playing an active role in further growing QE's Israel practice. I wish my colleagues well at Clyde & Co where I have had a happy and successful time.”
Mr. Friedman has been widely recognized by leading legal publications for his successes including Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 and is qualified as a Solicitor Advocate (Civil) in England & Wales.
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