Chicago, London, New York, Hong Kong, Houston, Los Angeles, Hamburg, Mannheim, Moscow, Munich, Paris, San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, SydneyTokyo, Washington, D.C., Brussels, Zurich, Shanghai (December 15, 2016) – Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP announced that Jim Schink will join the firm as a partner based in the firm's Chicago office.  Jim was formerly a partner at Kirkland & Ellis.
Jim has acted as lead trial counsel in more than 50 jury and bench trials, international arbitrations and agency proceedings involving contract, fraud, product liability, environmental, antitrust, toxic tort, warranty, water resource allocation and securities fraud disputes in U.S., state and federal courts, U.S., state and federal administrative proceedings, and international arbitrations administered by the American Arbitration Association, the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the London Court of International Arbitration and the CPR, plus several ad hoc proceedings.
Managing Partner John B. Quinn said: “Jim is a remarkable trial lawyer. We could not resist the chance of adding him to our already deep bench of first chair trial lawyers.”
Jonathan Bunge, Managing Partner of the Chicago office, said: “I previously worked with Jim for years and am very excited to have the opportunity to work with him again.   He is a legal legend and an extraordinary trial lawyer.   Quinn Emanuel is very fortunate that he is joining us.”
Jim Schink said: “I am delighted to have this unparalleled opportunity to join a firm dedicated to litigation excellence.”
Jim received his J.D. from Yale University and is admitted to practice in Illinois. He has been recognized as a leading practitioner by a number of legal publications, including The Best Lawyers in America and Chambers & Partners. 
Quinn Emanuel is a 650+ lawyer business litigation firm—the largest in the world devoted solely to business litigation and arbitration with 20 global office locations.  Firm lawyers have tried over 2,500 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 $51 billion in judgments and settlements.  Quinn Emanuel has also obtained five 9-figure jury verdicts, twenty-seven 9-figure settlements, and fourteen 10-figure settlements.  The American Lawyer named Quinn Emanuel the top IP litigation firm in the U.S. and twice 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 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.”  Further information is available at