Steven Cherny, '91: Joins Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a Partner in New York

Steven Cherny, a well-regarded litigator who has spent nearly the past decade at Kirkland & Ellis, has joined Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan as a partner in New York.

Cherny litigates intellectual property cases in a variety of matters, including the consumer products, electronics, financial, pharmaceutical and telecommunications industries. He co-led a Kirkland team in 2015 that won a patent infringement judgment worth nearly $2 billion for vascular graft maker C.R. Bard Inc., a long-running case that a federal trial court judge in Arizona once described as the most complicated she had ever overseen.

The American Lawyer profiled Cherny’s efforts for C.R. Bard in a 2009 feature story about the dispute over ownership of the artificial blood vessel, a technology known as vascular graft. And nearly a year ago, Cherny helped Cisco Systems Inc. achieve a victory before the U.S. International Trade Commission in its ongoing IP war with rival Arista Networks Inc. over three networking patents.

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