GSP and MMAAA lawyer leaves Weil for boutique and open own consulting practice

February 6, 2017

James Quinn, the lawyer for Georges St. Pierre and MMAAA, has moved from to boutique litigation firm Berg & Androphy per Liz Mullen of the Sports Business Journal.  Quinn has left Weil Gotschal where he worked for more than 40 years.

According to Mullen, Quinn also will open a consulting practice entitled J.W. Quinn ADR.

Per his new firm’s press release, Quinn will continue to work with Weil on MMAAA.

Quinn also served as the lawyer for GSP in his negotiations with the UFC.  Those negotiations reached an impasse last year.

Quinn’s former law firm, Weil, has a mandatory retirement age of 68.  Quinn, 71, received a waiver to continue at the firm.  He now is moving on and will continue to work “in tandem” with Weil on advising MMAAA per a release from his new firm.

Payout Perspective:

It is not uncommon for law firms to have a mandatory retirement age.  This is typically an issue related to malpractice.  It does seem like opening a consulting practice means he is slowly winding down the full-time practice of law. Yet, Quinn appears to be continuing to work with MMAAA and GSP.

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