Former Quinn Emanuel Tokyo Partner Heads for DLA Piper After Brief Stint

DLA Piper has hired a disputes partner in Tokyo.

Tony Andriotis joins from Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan where he was a partner focusing on international arbitration and other cross-border disputes on behalf of Japanese parties. He joined Quinn in 2019 from Hughes Hubbard & Reed where he spent more than a decade, most recently as counsel. He first joined the firm in New York and moved to Tokyo in 2010 for a four-year secondment with Japanese firm Nishimura & Asahi.

Andriotis will lead an international arbitration practice in Japan for DLA Piper. Japan is a growing market for international arbitration, the firm said in a press statement, and the firm wants to position itself as a “go to” firm for arbitration and litigation matters. Last year, a new law took effect in Japan that allows foreign lawyers to act on a broader range of arbitration cases.

DLA Piper now has eight partners in Tokyo; finance partner Lance Miller leads the office.

His departure leaves two partner in Tokyo for Quinn Emanuel—office co-founder Ryan Goldstein and partner York Faulkner, both intellectual property litigators.

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