Professor Quinn's research focuses on corporate law, the structuring of transactions, transactional law, and private ordering, and he has written extensively on issues of legal reform in post-Socialist Asia, particularly Vietnam. He is widely quoted by a multitude of media entities, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Washington Post, CBS News, Boston Globe, Reuters, AP, Dow Jones Newswires, Bloomberg, Bloomberg TV, USA Today, and The Business Insider. Professor Quinn also blogs on legal developments in corporate governance and mergers & acquisitions at the M&A Law Prof Blog. His work has appeared in numerous journals including the UC Davis Law Review, University of Cincinnati Law Review, the Journal of Corporation Law, and the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law among others.
Professor Quinn was previously in private practice with Cooley Godward in Palo Alto, where he represented public and private technology clients in merger and acquisitions transactions. He also served as country coordinator for the Harvard University’s Institute for International Development. He got his start as a legislative aide to Senator Edward M. Kennedy working on health and education issues.