Boies, Schiller & Flexner

Founder:
David Boies
Jonathan Schiller

Industry: Legal Practice

History:

Boies, Schiller & Flexner is a prominent law firm in America, which was founded by David Boies and Jonathan Schiller in 1997. A few years later, the pair was joined by Crowell & Moring’s former partner, Donald Flexner.

Described as a “national litigation powerhouse” by the Wall Street Journal, the attorneys at Boies, Schiller & Flexner had taken part in several landmark cases such as the Bush versus Gore case, the United States versus Microsoft case, as well as the In re Vitamins case. Recently, the firm was able to secure almost $4 billion in settlements for its client American Express in an antitrust case against Mastercard and Visa.

Boies, Schiller & Flexner is one of the largest and most well-established law firms to represent plaintiffs in several class action lawsuits. Generally, the firm provides legal advisory services, focusing on areas including appellate, antitrust, arbitration, product liability, business crimes, intellectual property, reorganization, litigation, false claims, as well as corporate governance. Boies, Schiller & Flexner’s diverse clientele include Ernst & Young, Aetna, FEMSA Cerveza, Georgia Pacific, FPL Group, The Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Northwest Airlines, Philip Morris, Guardsmark, Qwest Communications International, Zurich Capital Markets Inc., and Siemens.

The firm exhibits an extensive expertise most specifically on cases arising from mortgage backed securities and derivatives such as Credit Default Swaps, Collateralized Debt Obligations, and Structured Investment Vehicles. Boies, Schiller & Flexner is widely known for having one of the most entrepreneurial and selective class action practices in the United States.

Along with its headquarters in Armonk, New York, Boies, Schiller & Flexner has additional offices located in Fort Lauderdale, Oakland, California, Florida, Short Hills, New Jersey, and in Washington, District of Colombia.

Leadership:
Jonathan D. Schiller, Managing Partner

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