Brian P. Quinn


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A member of the firm’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group, Brian Quinn represents clients in a broad range of commercial and criminal matters. Brian focuses his practice on complex antitrust litigation and regulatory defense, and his experience spans a broad spectrum of industries including automobiles, agriculture, digital currencies, telecommunications, home appliances, consumer electronics, building materials, financial services, defense contracting, consumer goods, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, and transportation services. Brian has particular expertise at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law, and regularly counsels clients on the antitrust implications of FRAND commitments and other aspects of the standards-development process.

Brian has represented clients at every stage of litigation. He has briefed and argued dispositive motions in federal district court; first-chaired the depositions of fact and expert witnesses; briefed and argued Daubert motions and motions in limine; taken the direct and rebuttal examinations of an expert economist at trial; and briefed and argued cases in support of clients in the U.S. Courts of Appeals.



Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • US District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and Colorado
  • District of Columbia Court of Appeals
  • US Courts of Appeals for the Fourth, Seventh, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits
  • Supreme Court of Virginia


  • Stanford University, J.D.: Senior Online Editor, Stanford Law Review
  • Stanford University, B.A., American History

Professional Activities


  • Brief of Fair Standards Alliance a.s.b.l. as Amicus Curiae in Support of Plaintiff-Appellant and Reversal, Continental Automotive Systems, Inc. v. Avanci, LLC et al., No. 20-11032 (5th Cir. Feb. 16, 2021), Doc. 00515745468.
  • “FTC v. Qualcomm and the Potential Implications for Section 2,” 18 Monopoly Matters 4, ABA Antitrust Section Unilateral Conduct Committee (Nov. 23, 2020)
  • Brief of 46 Amici Curiae Law and Economics Scholars in Support of Petition for Rehearing En Banc, Federal Trade Commission v. Qualcomm Inc., No. 19-16122 (9th Cir. Nov. 27, 2019), Dkt. 257.
  • Brief of Amici Curiae Law and Economics Scholars in Support of Appellee and Affirmance, Federal Trade Commission v. Qualcomm Inc., No. 19-16122 (9th Cir. Nov. 27, 2019), Dkt. 153.
  • “The Hold-Up Tug-of-War—Paradigm Shifts in the Application of Antitrust to Industry Standards,” Competition (December 11, 2018)


  • ABA Section of Antitrust Law