Quinn Emanuel launching in Shanghai with Kirkland hire

May 28, 2015 Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, a US based firm, will open an office in Shanghai, hiring Samuel Williamson to head its presence there.

Williamson joins from Kirkland & Ellis, where he was formerly the firm's Asia government enforcement and investigations head. He was based in Shanghai with the firm for four years. Prior to joining Kirkland in 2008, Williamson worked at the US Attorney's office.

Quinn Emanuel already has offices in Tokyo and Hong Kong. While the firm applies for approval to open the office in Shanghai, Williamson will spend time in the other offices.

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