Quinn Emanuel Backs Ukraine But Sticks By Russia Over Stoli

By Andrew Strickler (April 29, 2022, 4:36 PM EDT) -- Since the Russian Federation started a bloody war in Eastern Europe, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP has been among BigLaw's most vocal backers of Ukraine. The firm has trumpeted its relationships with Ukrainian officials forged amid Russia's annexation of Crimea years ago, and pledged to put its legal muscles behind the besieged country.

However, Quinn Emanuel lawyers in New York continue to back a Kremlin-created entity in a drawn-out effort to wrestle back control of a storied vodka brand from a foe of Russia President Vladimir Putin. The tension reflects a firm stuck between a clear desire to support a...

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