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Steven G Madison

Steven G Madison

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP865 South Figueroa Street10th FloorLos AngelesUSA90017

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Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Steve Madison is a widely recognised and reputed practitioner who provides high-quality advice and representation in complex white-collar matters.


Steve Madison joined Quinn Emanuel 23 years ago after spending nine years as an assistant United States attorney (federal criminal prosecutor) in Los Angeles. Co-chair of the firm's white-collar and investigations group, Steve’s practice is concentrated in civil, administrative and criminal trials, investigations and litigation. He has represented numerous Fortune 500 companies and executives in federal, state and local criminal cases, investigations, congressional hearings and SEC investigations. An accomplished trial lawyer, Steve has tried over 75 cases to verdict and done dozens of internal investigations. He is a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honour attainable by no more than 1 per cent of attorneys practising in each state.

While assistant US attorney, he was chief, general crimes, served as acting criminal division chief from time to time and, occasionally, as acting United States attorney.  He received the Director's Award for Superior Performance for the bribery prosecution and conviction of sitting Congressman Walter Tucker, and was commended by the Attorney General of the United States for his work in the successful civil rights prosecution of the police officers who beat Rodney King. 

Quinn Emanuel is the world’s largest litigation and disputes only law firm, with 23 offices in 10 nations and over 750 lawyers; over 50 partners in the firm are white-collar specialists. The 10th partner and 40th lawyer in the firm, Steve created and has directed all the firm’s in-house trial advocacy training programmes for associates for the last 22 years.  He was an adjunct law professor at the University of Southern California Law School for a decade, teaching trial advocacy and evidence.

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