Colin V. Quinlan


Colin Quinlan is an associate who has represented clients in a range of high-stakes matters ranging from trade secrets and intellectual property litigation to governmental investigations. Mr. Quinlan has been on trial teams for civil and criminal litigation, and has briefed and prepared arguments in connection with a variety of pre- and post-trial motions.

Mr. Quinlan has experience in commercial contracts, misappropriation of trade secrets, and fraud matters.

Prior to joining Greenberg Gross, Mr. Quinlan clerked for Judge James Donato of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, and, before that, spent five years as an associate in the New York City office of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP. Mr. Quinlan received his law degree from Columbia Law School, where he was a member of the Columbia Law Review and participated in the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition. Mr. Quinlan received his undergraduate degree in linguistics from the University of Chicago, where he was a National Merit Scholar and made the Dean’s List.

Representative Matters

  • Drafted complaint alleging international racketeering scheme on behalf of multiple clients.
  • Represented client in civil forfeiture proceedings targeting motion picture proceeds, among other assets.­­­­­
  • Trial team for six-week jury trial defending against federal securities fraud allegations, including pre- and post-trial motions, which resulted in granting of a new trial.
  • Trial preparation for high-stakes trade secrets litigation.
  • Trial team defending against civil fraud claims brought by New York Attorney General, leading to mediation and settlement months into bench trial.
Publications & Lectures
  • Erie and the First Amendment: State Anti-SLAPP Laws in Federal Court After Shady Grove
    Columbia Law Review | March 2014 | Read Article