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Paul S. Quinn

Of Counsel

T 202.887.1413
F 202.466.3215
1666 K Street, NW, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20006

Paul Quinn has more than 45 years of legal and political experience in public policy advocacy, regulatory law and providing strategic advice to domestic and international business.  He has represented large and small companies, individuals, foreign governments, trade associations, and universities on a range of political, legislative, and regulatory issues.

He has experience in many substantive areas including:

  • Appropriations
  • Banking, financial services and securities 
  • Education
  • Tax
  • Privacy
  • Homeland security
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance and pension reform
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation and tourism
  • Housing and housing finance 

Mr. Quinn provides strategic government and business counseling including the design and implementation of political and legislative strategies and the monitoring of federal and state administrative, legislative, regulatory, and political developments.  He has organized and coordinated coalition efforts to deal with the legislative and executive branch initiatives, which have included generating grass roots support.

Before joining Nossaman, Mr. Quinn was a counsel to a Washington, DC-based firm and was a founding partner of Wilkinson Barker Knauner and Quinn from 1983 to 2001.  He served as Rhode Island Democratic Senator Claiborne Pell's first legislative director in Washington from 1961 to 1963.  He has provided, and continues to provide, policy and strategic advice for many Democratic Senators and Representatives.

Having a considerable interest in international affairs, Mr. Quinn has been at the forefront in seeking a peaceful resolution to the political, economic and social strife that has confronted Northern Ireland.  He has served on the board of the American Ireland Fund since 1986 and was the 2005 recipient of the Irish Peace and Culture Award from the Fund. 

Mr. Quinn is AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

Paul S. Quinn
Paul S. Quinn



J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 1961

B.A., Providence College, 1956


District of Columbia

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association, Administrative Law Section

District of Columbia Bar

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