Bloomberg Law
June 7, 2022, 9:01 PM

John Quinn On Why Big Law Should ‘Work From Anywhere’ (Podcast)

David Schultz
David Schultz
Audio Producer

As the pandemic started to ease, big law leaders worked to fine-tune their remote work policies. Should lawyers be in the office two days a week? Three? Quinn Emanuel had another idea—never.

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The Los Angeles-based firm, led by its iconoclastic founder, John Quinn, embraced a work-from-anywhere policy. Quinn says it wasn’t without its challenges, but that he’s glad his namesake firm made this move. At the very least, he says, he hopes it will spur disgruntled attorneys working at more inflexible firms to send him their résumés.

On this week’s episode of our weekly podcast, On The Merits, Quinn speaks to Bloomberg Law’s Roy Strom about why Quinn Emanuel is going all in on the remote work trend within Big Law. He also talks about why he thinks a tremendously profitable 2021 was not a fluke for the litigation-focused Quinn Emanuel.

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