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1997 Mr. Boies has been the Chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner
LLP, a law firm with offices in New York, Washington D.C., California,
Florida, Nevada, and New Hampshire. Prior to 1997 Mr. Boies was a
partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
Mr. Boies has been
selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time
Magazine (2010). He has been named Global International Litigator of the
Year by Who's Who Legal an unprecedented seven times, including 2013.
Boies is the recipient of Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University
of Redlands (2000), New York Law School (2007), University of New
Hampshire School of Law (2013), and New York University (2013) and an
Honorary Doctor of Letters from the Chicago Theological Seminary (2011).
His awards include the Award of Merit from the Yale Law School, the ABA
Medal from the American Bar Association, the Vanderbilt Medal from New
York University Law School, the Pinnacle Award from the International
Dyslexia Association, the William Brennan Award from the University of
Virginia, the Role Model Award from Equality Forum, the Lead by Example
Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers, the Torch of
Learning Award from the American Friends of Hebrew University, the
Eisendrath Bearer of Light Award from the Union for Reform Judaism, and a
Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Center for Justice.
Boies has been named the Litigator of the Year by The American Lawyer;
the Lawyer of the Year by The National Law Journal; runner-up Person of
the Year by Time Magazine; the Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by the New
York Bar Association; Best Lawyers in America from 1987-2013; Lawdragon
500 Leading Lawyers; and a Star Individual by Chambers USA. He was named
one of the Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years by The
American Lawyer in 2013.
Mr. Boies served as Chief Counsel and
Staff Director of the United States Senate Antitrust Subcommittee in
1978 and Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate
Judiciary Committee in 1979.
In 1991-1993, Mr. Boies was counsel
to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, recovering $1.2 billion
from companies who sold junk bonds to failed savings and loan
In 1998-2000, he 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. As co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs
in Perry v. Brown, he won judgments establishing the constitutional
right to marry for gay and lesbian citizens in California.
clients include Altria, American Express, Apple, Barclays, CBS,
DuPont, Heartheaded Productions, HSBC, NASCAR, New York Yankees, Oracle,
Sony, Starr International, Theranos, and The Weinstein Company.
Boies was born in Sycamore,Illinois on March 11, 1941. He attended the
University of Redlands (1960-62), and received a B.S. from Northwestern
University (1964), an LL.B., magna cum laude from Yale University
(1966), and an LL.M. from New York University (1967).
is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a Fellow of the American College of Trial
Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; and a Trustee
of the National Constitution Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New
York University Law School Foundation and St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital
Center. Mr. Boies is the author of numerous publications including
Courting Justice, published by Miramax in 2004 and Public Control of
Business (with Paul Verkuil), published by Little Brown in 1977. He has
taught courses at New York University Law School and Cardozo Law School.
Thomas M. Melsheimer
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