Rising Star: Quinn Emanuel's Steig Olson

By Melissa Lipman (March 20, 2013, 7:45 PM EDT) -- Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP's Steig Olson has moved effortlessly from representing plaintiffs in high-profile class actions to helping defend Travelport Ltd. in an antitrust fight brought by American Airlines Inc., landing himself on Law360's list of five noteworthy competition attorneys under 40.

The 37-year-old partner and 2013 Rising Star began his career working for two of the nation's top plaintiffs' firms, Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll PLLC and then Hausfeld LLP. Olson still works on major class actions in addition to the defense work he picked up when he joined Quinn Emanuel two years ago.

That includes an antitrust...

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