Anonymous User wrote:But look at the associates and partners working for Samsung at Quinn--most of them don't have tech degrees and backgrounds.
Well, allow me to retort:
(1) Quinn specifically headhunts for EEs. See, e.g., http://abovethelaw.com/2007/07/an-updat ... e-degrees/
To quote Quinn's email to legal recruiters: "Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges, LLP is looking for lateral patent litigation associates for immediate employment. A 40% placement fee will be paid to recruiting agencies who place candidates in any of our offices who meet all of the following requirements:
1. Must have a technical degree, i.e., an appropriate hard science undergraduate degree such as: computer science, electrical engineering, chemistry, biology, physics, etc."
(2) Quinn considered paying MORE to EEs some time ago, before that idea was quietly nixed due to resentment in the ranks:http://abovethelaw.com/2007/07/quinn-em ... engineers/
To quote John Quinn, "the possible solution is to create a separate pay scale for attys with ee degrees–say 20k more than others in their class. they would continue to be considered on the same partnership track and by the same criteria as others. but as associates, they would be paid a little more than their contemporaries."
(3) Quinn lists its attorneys by technical background. Click on that option on their attorney listings (Additional options). Looks like they have about one billion attorneys with tech backgrounds.