The Mighty Quinn: Fixer In A Fix

Jack Quinn is at the center of the storm over Marc Rich

Last August, at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, Jack Quinn was feeling on top of his game. He had punched all the right tickets in his 33 years in Washington: congressional aide, campaign manager, law firm partner, chief of staff to Vice-President Al Gore, and finally White House legal counsel to President Bill Clinton. Now he had his own lobbying and strategic advice firm, Quinn Gillespie & Associates, with 25 employees and billings last year of about $8 million. And he was much in demand--not only as one of Al Gore's top strategists but also as a Washington power player who could resolve complex legislative and regulatory issues for such clients as Viacom, Cisco, DaimlerChrysler, and BET Holdings.

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