5 minutes with... John Quinn
Starting out, what did you expect from a career in law?
I hoped to do interesting things, see the world and making a good living.
What do you consider to have been your big break?
Being invited to start a new firm with a senior lawyer when I was three years out of law school. Although this first effort wasn’t successful, it planted the idea that I could start my own firm.
What differences do you see in today’s legal market compared to when you started?
Other than the fact that US legal practice has become more New York-centric at a certain level, and there is more transnational work, I don’t think it has changed much.
What achievement are you most proud of?
My contribution to the success of the firm I and three others started, Quinn Emanuel.
"I would do something to radically change e-discovery. I'm not sure what."
What do you consider your greatest failure or regret?
I can’t really think of one.
What law would you want to change, abolish or create?
I would do something to radically change e-discovery. I'm not sure what.
Who is your legal hero?
I don’t really have one.
What career would you have in your second life?
Maybe a venture capitalist.
How would you like to be remembered?