Judge Allows Quinn Emanuel To Continue Representing Snapchat In Lawsuit

TechCrunch

A judge denied alleged Snapchat co-founder Reggie Brown’s motion to disqualify Quinn Emanuel from representing Snapchat today. Quinn Emanuel will continue to represent the company as the case moves forward.

Brown filed a suit in February claiming that he came up with the idea for a disappearing messages app that eventually became Snapchat. Brown says he was wrongfully kicked out of the company by co-founders Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, and is seeking a full, undiluted one-third stake in the company–currently valued at $267 million. While admitting that Brown came up with the idea, Spiegel and Murphy contend that he never had equity in the venture.

Brown’s representatives, Lee Tran & Liang (LTL), filed a motion in June to disqualify Quinn Emanuel from representing Snapchat. Brown had previously consulted with and sent files to Quinn Emanuel attorney Anthony Alden. LTL argued that because of this, Quinn Emanuel could…

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