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Lawyer Newswire – Former Federal Prosecutor & Hague Trial Attorney Christine Chung Joins Quinn Emanuel

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NEW YORK, May 26, 2009 — Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges LLP announced today that Christine Chung will join the firm’s New York office as a partner. From 1991 to 2003, Ms. Chung served at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and subsequently as Counsel at Shearman and Sterling LLP in New York. She joins Quinn Emanuel after working for several years at the International Criminal Court in The Hague where she was a Senior Trial Attorney and the highest-ranking American professional.

Ms. Chung has extensive experience in complex criminal and civil litigation. While at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she held the position of Chief of Criminal Appeals, after serving in both the Criminal and Civil Divisions. She conducted dozens of jury trials, including high-profile securities and insurance fraud cases. On the civil side, her experience includes evidentiary hearings, trials and appeals in fraud, tort, tax, environmental, and bankruptcy matters. While in private practice, Ms. Chung also represented clients in internal investigations and securities fraud cases.

“Chris’ trial and litigation experience, in so many roles, makes her a natural fit for Quinn Emanuel,” said Peter Calamari, head of the firm’s New York office. “Chris will be especially valuable in helping us meet a growing demand in the areas of complex financial products, corporate governance, white-collar defense, and securities litigation. Given our enhanced focus on trans-national litigation, Chris’s experience in the Hague will be invaluable.”

“Quinn Emanuel has achieved dramatic success taking business litigation cases to trial and winning. The firm’s in-court expertise is unparalleled, and I am looking forward to joining such a talented team of attorneys,” said Ms. Chung.

Chung is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School and a graduate of Yale College.

Quinn Emanuel is a 400+ lawyer business litigation firm — the largest in the world devoted solely to business litigation — with offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, London and Tokyo. Firm lawyers have tried over 1290 cases, winning over 90% percent of them. When representing defendants, our trial experience gets us better settlements or defense verdicts. When representing plaintiffs, our lawyers have won over $10 billion in judgments and settlements. We are the only firm in the United States that has won four nine-figure jury verdicts in the last seven years. We have also obtained four nine-figure and two ten-figure settlements in the same period. Further information about the firm is available at www.quinnemanuel.com.

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