Michael Quinn

Michael J. Quinn is an attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Division. He serves as Senior Litigation Counsel in the Corporate/Financial Litigation Section of the Commercial Litigation Branch, where he supervises attorneys and oversees complex class action and commercial cases. Prior to his present position, he was Assistant Director (2014-15) and Trial Attorney (2002-14) in the Corporate/Financial Litigation Section. He serves on the Civil Division Training Committee and Technology Advisory Subcommittee. He is a recipient of the Attorney General’s Distinguished Service Award (2010), the Civil Division Training and Professional Development Award (2013), and the Civil Division Perseverance Award (2008 & 2013), among other commendations. Before joining the Justice Department, Mr. Quinn was an associate of Cahill Gordon & Reindel, and later a partner of Berry & Leftwich, where he practiced as a litigator on antitrust, high technology, intellectual property, qui tam, and class action cases.

Mr. Quinn teaches legal writing and has taught advanced legal writing and pre-trial skills for in-house programs at the Department of Justice. He also serves on faculty of the National Advocacy Center, Columbia, S.C., for its Faculty Development Workshop.

Mr. Quinn received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and an M.B.A. in finance from The Wharton School. In law school, Mr. Quinn was an Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, a member of the National Moot Court Team, and a recipient of a Legal Writing Fellowship. He graduated summa cum laude with an A.B. in economics and Phi Beta Kappa from Hamilton College.

Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School
  • M.B.A., The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvanial
  • A.B., Hamilton College