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Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP
Boies, Schiller & Flexner
Headquarters 575 Lexington Avenue
New York City
No. of offices 10
No. of attorneys 240
Major practice areas Litigation
Key people David Boies (Chairman), Jonathan D. Schiller, & Donald L. Flexner
Date founded May 1997
Founder David Boies, Jonathan D. Schiller
Company type Limited Liability Partnership
Website www.bsfllp.com

Boies, Schiller & Flexner L.L.P. is an American law firm founded by David Boies and Jonathan D. Schiller in 1997. In 1999, the founders were joined by Donald L. Flexner, former partner with Crowell & Moring, becoming Boies, Schiller & Flexner.

The firm has become known for its involvement in high-profile litigation, having represented the Department of Justice in the antitrust action United States v. Microsoft, as well as Vice President Gore in the Supreme Court case Bush v. Gore. More recently, Boies successfully challenged the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 in Perry v. Brown, and represented the National Football League in the antitrust litigation initiated by the players' union.[1]

Political contributions[edit]

According to the Center for Responsive Politics, Boies Schiller was one of the top law firms contributing to federal candidates during the 2012 election cycle, donating $1.92 million, 90% to Democrats.[2] By comparison, during that same period Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld donated $2.56 million, 66% to Democrats,[2] while oil conglomerate ExxonMobil donated $2.66 million, 88% to Republicans.[3] Since 2000, Boies Schiller has contributed $5.5 million to federal campaigns.[4]

Rankings[edit]

Boies Schiller "dominates" Vault's litigation practice area rankings. It is listed number two for class actions, and holds top ten rankings in Antitrust Litigation, Appellate Litigation, Products Liability, and General Commercial Litigation. It also has top twenty rankings in White Collar Defense, Securities Litigation, and Labor & Employment.[5] Chambers and Partners ranked the firm in band 3 nationwide, band 2 in New York and band 2 in Florida for their antitrust practice.[6]

In 2010, The American Lawyer's national top 100 firms ranked Boies Schiller fourth in profits per partner, third in revenue per lawyer, and in 2009, the firm was ranked at 89 in gross revenue.[7]

Employment[edit]

Boies Schiller hires few associates, generally accepting only the top ten percent of students at the top ten law schools.[8] It is known for its generous and unusual compensation structure, through which associates are paid as equity partners, leading to year-end bonuses as high as $350,000.[9]

Notable lawyers and alumni[edit]

The firm's headquarters in Armonk, New York

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Battista, Judy (2011-04-03). "Boies, Star Lawyer, Represents N.F.L. in Lockout Hearing". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  2. ^ a b "Lawyers & Lobbyists: Top Contributors to Federal Candidates, Parties, and Outside Groups". OpenSecrets.org. Center for Responsive Politics. 
  3. ^ "Energy/Natural Resources: Top Contributors to Federal Candidates, Parties, and Outside Groups". OpenSecrets.org. Center for Responsive Politics. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Organizations: Boies, Schiller & Flexner". OpenSecrets.org. Center for Responsive Politics. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP". www.top-law-schools.com. Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  6. ^ "Firms - Chambers Partners - Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP". Chambersandpartners.com. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  7. ^ "The Am Law 100 2010 - The American Lawyer". Law.com. 2010-05-01. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  8. ^ "Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP". www.top-law-schools.com. Retrieved 2016-10-04. 
  9. ^ "At law firm Boies Schiller, unorthodox system for paying lawyers remains even as firm evolves". Washington Post. Retrieved 2016-10-05. 
  10. ^ Boies Schiller Flexner biography