Marquis Emerging Leaders

Matthew Wasserman

Title: Attorney

Company: Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP

Location: Washington, D.C.

Education: JD, UC Berkeley School of Law (2015); BA in Political Science, Rice University, Magna Cum Laude (2011); Junior Year Study Abroad, International Relations, London School of Economics (2009-2010)

Career History: Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Washington, D.C. (2015-Present); Summer Associate, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, Washington, D.C. (2014); Summer Judicial Extern, Honorable Charles R. Breyer, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco, CA (2013)

Matthew Wasserman, Attorney at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP, has been recognized as a Marquis Emerging Leader for their contributions and achievements in the field of complex business litigation.

Ever since high school, Mr. Wasserman knew he wanted to be a lawyer. After attending public school in Baltimore, he recognized the lack of opportunities for students in the city of Baltimore and was inspired to make a difference. In this respect, he first received a Bachelor of Arts in political science, magna cum laude, from Rice University in 2011. He continued at the University of California Berkeley School of Law to earn a JD in 2015. Prior to graduating, Mr. Wasserman garnered experience as a summer judicial intern for the Honorable Charles R. Breyer with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and as a summer associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, LLP.

In 2015, Mr. Wasserman joined the firm as an associate and has remained vigilant in his work, focusing on complex business litigation. The highlight of his career thus far has been being part of a team that got a case dismissed on the eve of a trial that threatened his client’s entire business model. Mr. Wasserman attributes his success to hard work and diligence. His goal is to always work harder than the lawyer across the table. In addition, he maintains professional affiliation with the American Bar Association, the D.C. Bar Foundation Young Lawyers Network, the D.C. LGBT Bar Association, the Veterans Legal Practicum and Phi Beta Kappa.

Looking toward the future, Mr. Wasserman endeavors to become a partner at his farm. He remains passionate about his philanthropic endeavors which include serving as the Alumni Representative for Rice where he conducts interviews with underprivileged and foreign students in high school to help them prepare for college. He leverages his experience in managing client relationships, keeping the clients abreast of developments in their case, handling all written communications to the Court discussing and approving strategy with clients.

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