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R. Brian Timmons

Business Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 3 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 8 years
    California - CA 32 years
  • Licensed for 3 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2021
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2016
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1991
    Active No misconduct found

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Attorney Brian Timmons is the Global Head of Complex Litigation and Chair of the Private Investment Fund Litigation Practice at Quinn Emanuel. With a national litigation practice, he has tried numerous cases to verdict in various locations across the United States and internationally, including in Hong Kong, Singapore, South America, the United Kingdom, Europe, and the Cayman Islands. Clients commend him for his judgment, tenacity, and courtroom skills. Recognized for his legal acumen, Attorney Timmons has received several accolades, such as being named one of the "Best Attorneys of America" by Rue Ratings and Litigator of the Year in 2020 by the American Institute of Trial Lawyers. He was also elected to the Irish Legal 100 in 2020 and selected as one of the 500 Leading Litigators of America by Lawdragon for 2024. Attorney Timmons handles complex disputes involving finance, accounting, and corporate governance, representing clients from various industries. He holds degrees from Duke University, the London School of Economics, and Harvard Law School, where he graduated with honors and served as Managing Editor of an academic law journal. Prior to joining Quinn Emanuel, he was a partner at Latham & Watkins and participated in the federal indigent defense panel program.


Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges
865 South Figueroa Street 10th Floor
Los Angeles, CA, 90017
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP
865 S Figueroa St Fl 10
Los Angeles, CA, 90017-5003
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  • Harvard Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Duke University
  • AB - Applied Baccalaureate
  • 1988


  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Business Litigation Section
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2023
  • Leading Lawyers in America
  • Lawdragon
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Litigator of the Year
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • California Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
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  • Deal Lawyers
  • “Duty of Loyalty Issues for Designated Directors and the Board of Portfolio Companies"
  • 2020
  • Portfolio Media (Law360)
  • “Think Twice Before Using Deal Counsel As Litigation Counsel"
  • 2020

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Los Angeles Business Lawyer R. Brian Timmons
R. Brian Timmons
Business Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 32 years