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Michael B. Carlinsky is the Managing Partner of Quinn Emanuel’s New York office and is the Global Head of the firm’s Complex Litigation Group. Mike has consistently been ranked among the top litigators and trial lawyers by multiple leading global publications. Chambers USA (2015) called Mr. Carlinsky “the Maserati of lawyers,” and Chambers USA (2014) described Mr. Carlinsky as “‘a master strategist’ who is praised for his ‘unique ability to see the big picture and craft and work toward results on a broad scale involving a huge constellation of matters.’” Mike has been named one of the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” each year since 2015 by Benchmark Litigation. Mike has a broad-base of commercial litigation expertise, regularly representing clients as plaintiffs or defendants in “bet-the-company” litigation or arbitration. He frequently advises boards of public and private companies in a broad array of matters, and is also considered one of the leading lawyers in high-stakes insurance-related disputes. Chambers USA found that Mr. Carlinsky is “held in high esteem by peers, who consider him to be ‘one of the top trial lawyers in the country.’” Chambers added: “Market commentators continue to highlight Michael Carlinsky as an excellent and ‘tough litigator’ whose deep trial capabilities see him act for clients in high-value commercial and securities-related cases.” Chambers USA described Mike as having “strong gut instincts,” an ability to “recognize pressure points in cases and get things done,” “not afraid to try cases,” “a tenacious lawyer with serious street smarts” and having the force of a “freight train” in court. He draws praise for his “astute judgment and client-focused approach.” His practice is international in scope, representing multinationals in all types of litigation and arbitration matters. Mike has tried dozens of cases to verdict or award, and in cases where he has represented Plaintiffs, he has recovered more than $4 billion dollars for his clients.
Last updated October 2018