Cherny is a patent litigation lawyer and has practiced in Federal Courts and the US International Trade Commission.
He previously worked at Kirkland & Ellis where he was partner.
His practice focuses mainly on patent cases in telecommunications, electronics and pharmaceuticals.
John Quinn, managing partner at Quinn Emanuel, said: “The firm’s IP litigation practice is booming.”
“Adding a widely acknowledged superstar in that space is a unique opportunity. We expect Steve Cherny will spearhead the firm’s growth in the medical device and telecom areas in particular.”