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A Lawyer Stalks Wall Street Banks

How Dan Brockett got a $250 million trophy to hang on his wall
Brockett, a senior litigation partner at Quinn Emanuel, in his office in New York

Matt Robinson

Ten years ago, lawyer Dan Brockett and his colleagues chose the equivalent of ditching their office jobs for careers as big-game hunters. As Wall Street cratered during the financial crisis, Brockett helped lead his firm’s move away from representing the world’s biggest banks, forgoing $1,000-an-hour defense work. Now he earns his keep by suing the very companies that used to pay his bills. He gets paid only if he wins, by getting a cut of a client’s

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