Crystal Nix-Hines is a Partner at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, where she focuses on class action litigation, internal investigations, and complex business disputes.
A former U.S. Ambassador to UNESCO in Paris, Nix-Hines Co-Chairs the ﬁ rm’s Crisis Law & Strategy Group, advising companies on crisis management as well as strategic issues, including diversity and inclusion and corporate governance.
A law clerk to Supreme Court Justices Thurgood Marshall and Sandra Day O’Connor, Crystal has won numerous awards: Law360’s “Class Action MVP”; Lawdragon’s “500 Leading Plaintiﬀ Financial Lawyers”; the Daily Journal’s “Top Women Lawyers of 2021”; Benchmark Litigation’s “Top 250 Women in Litigation,” and Lawyers of Color’s “Nation’s Best” Award.
Nix-Hines serves on the boards of Fulcrum BioEnergy and the California Community Foundation and on the advisory board of Cross River Bank. She previously served as a Trustee of Princeton University.
Nix-Hines is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School where she was a Supervising Editor of the Harvard Law Review.