Attorney David Boies is the founder of Boies, Schiller and Flexner, LLP and has worked with many recognizable political figures and large corporations. Best known for representing former Vice President Al Gore, he was lead counsel for the presidential hopeful during the 2000 election recount. Boies also was chosen to serve as Special Trial Counsel on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice when it sued the Microsoft Corporation for Antitrust practices. Before these cases, Boies had other private and government clients, including working for the FDIC in hopes of recovering financial losses caused by failed financial intuitions.
Before practicing law, Boies had strong legal preparation; having graduated from both Yale Law School and the New York University School of Law. After working in several legal firms, Boies founded his own law firm during the late 1990’s. In addition to working as founder and Chairman of Boies, Schiller and Flexner, LLP, David Boies has also been employed in legal education teaching at the Cardozo School of Law and New York University Law School.
Professionally, Boies is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association, the London Court of International Arbitration and is a Fellow at the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has authored Public Control of Business and has starred in the Miramax presentation, Courting Justice.
An experienced trial attorney used to engaging in controversial legal battles, Boies himself became the center of controversy when he represented New York Yankees Owner, George Steinbrenner. Boies sued Major League Baseball on Steinbrenner’s behalf. Because this legal proceeding would affect all baseball teams, it was feared Boies’ presence would cause a conflict of interest. As a result Boies left the law firm he was working with to pursue his own practice.
Boies has been involved in a number of Antitrust legal proceedings. In addition to the case against Microsoft, Boies also has represented American Express, NASCAR and Lloyd’s of London. His reputation of being a leader in the field of Antitrust litigation earned Boies the honor of being Antitrust Lawyer of the Year; awarded by the New York Bar Association. He has also been recognized by the National Law Journal and Time Magazine. Recognized for his legal talents, Boies is also an active philanthropist; serving as Chairman for multiple organizations and donating millions to the Northern Westchester Hospital in Mount Kisco, New York.