Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan may have a reputation in the legal world for taking on more risk than most firms. But founder and managing partner John Quinn believes that’s not entirely justified.

In a recent conversation with Christopher Bogart, the CEO of litigation funder Burford Capital, Quinn acknowledged that his litigation-only firm relies more on alternative-fee mechanisms, such as contingency work, than most of his rival full-service firms. That’s still a fairly low bar, however.