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David Boies - Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

David Boies

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP - Armonk

  • 333 Main Street
  • Armonk, New York, USA
  • NY 10504

Specialisation

Litigation, antitrust, class actions, international arbitration, investigations/corporate governance, securities litigation, sports law, white-collar/business crimes.

Professional Memberships

Mr Boies is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Career

Mr Boies is Chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. Mr Boies served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Antitrust Subcommittee and of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. In 1991-93 Mr Boies was counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in its litigation to recover losses for failed savings and loan associations, and in 1998-2000 Mr Boies served as Special Trial Counsel for the United States Department of Justice in its antitrust suit against Microsoft. Mr Boies also served as the lead counsel for former Vice-President Al Gore in connection with litigation relating to the 2000 election Florida vote count. In 2008 Mr Boies recovered a record $4 billion for his client American Express in its landmark antitrust case against Visa and MasterCard and successfully defended NASCAR in antitrust litigation that charged NASCAR with monopolizing the market for championship auto racing. In 2009 Mr Boies won a jury verdict for his client Starr International in a case brought by AIG to recover $4.5 billion in assets. In 2010 he won a $1.3 billion jury verdict for his client Oracle against SAP for copyright infringement. Mr. Boies, as co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Perry v Brown and Bostic v Schaefer, successfully established the constitutional right to marry for gay and lesbian citizens in California and Virginia, respectively.

Publications

Mr Boies is the co-author, with Theodore B. Olson, of Redeeming the Dream (Viking, 2014); the author of Courting Justice (Miramax, 2004); and the co-author, with Paul Verkuil, of Public Control of Business (Little Brown, 1977).

Personal

University of Redlands (1960-62); Northwestern University, BS (1964); Yale University, LLB, magna cum laude (1966); New York University, LLM (1967). Mr Boies is the recipient of LLDs from the University of Redlands (2000); New York Law School (2007); New York University (2013); and University of Hampshire School of Law (2013). He received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters from the Chicago Theological Seminary (2011). He has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time magazine (2010). His awards include the Pinnacle Award from the International Dyslexia Association, and the William Brennan Award from the University of Virginia (2000). Mr Boies was named the Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by the New York Bar Association (2003); the Lawyer of the Year by the National Law Journal (1999 and 2000); the Commercial Litigator of the Year by Who's Who International (2005, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011); and Litigator of the Year by American Lawyer (2012).