US Law News – Head of Akin Gump’s Litigation Group Joins Quinn Emanuel – US Legal

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NEW YORK, April 16, 2009 — Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP announced today that Andrew J. Rossman will join the firm’s New York office as a partner. Rossman was formerly a partner in the New York office of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP where he served as co-head of the firm’s litigation group.

Rossman has extensive experience in trying complex commercial matters and appeals, including bankruptcy litigation, private securities and other shareholder lawsuits and international dispute resolution. He has represented private equity firms, hedge funds, public companies, officers and directors and creditors’ committees in state and federal courts and arbitral tribunals across the country.

“Andy is a first rate commercial litigator who will add substantial depth to our banking and financial institutions and bankruptcy litigation practices,” said firm managing partner, John Quinn. Peter Calamari head of the firm’s New York office added: “We have seen Andy in action on many occasions. He is an incredible talent. His addition provides us with yet more depth and versatility in dealing with the explosion of complex financial product and bankruptcy related litigation that our firm is handling.”

Rossman recently argued before the United States Supreme Court for the Manhattan Democratic Party in Lopez Torres v. New York State Board of Elections and won a unanimous decision establishing the constitutionality of New York’s convention system for electing Justices of the New York State Supreme Court.

According to Rossman, “Quinn Emanuel has taken the fields of complex financial and bankruptcy litigation by storm. I am very excited to be joining this exceptional law firm at such a vital time for this practice.”

Rossman’s addition follows on the heels of the retention of derivatives specialist Daniel Cunningham who will join Quinn Emanuel later in the spring.

Rossman graduated from Harvard Law School and Princeton University. He serves on the Council for Judicial Administration of the New York City Bar.

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
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