David Boies

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David Boies (born March 11, 1941) is a lawyer and a chief partner of Boies, Schiller & Flexner. He has been involved in a number of high-profile cases in the United States.

Boies attended the University of Redlands, and studied law at Northwestern and Yale. He received a B.S. from Northwestern in 1964, an LL.B. magna cum laude from Yale in 1966, an LL.M. from New York University 1967, and an LL.D. from the University of Redlands in 2000.

He helped defend IBM in an antitrust case, and years later famously took the "other side" by representing the Justice Department in the United States v. Microsoft case. Following the 2000 U.S. presidential election, he represented Vice President Al Gore in the ensuing unsuccessful legal battle and participated in Bush v. Gore. He has also, unsuccessfully, defended Napster when the company was sued by the RIAA for facilitating copyright infringement.

As of November 2003, he is representing deposed Chief Financial Officer of Enron, Andrew Fastow, and has been retained by the SCO Group in their pursuit of alleged infringement of their rights to the UNIX intellectual properties. He is also representing Lord Black of Crossharbour regarding the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the Ontario Securities Commission probes of Hollinger International's disclosure of $32 million (U.S.) in unauthorized payments to Black, fellow executives, and parent company Hollinger Inc.

Other former clients include Tyco International Ltd., Qwest Communications International Inc., and Adelphia Communications Corp..

Boies was also Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Antitrust Subcommittee in 1978, and served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in 1979.

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  • Courting Justice: From New York Yankees vs. Major League Baseball to Bush vs. Gore, 1997-2000 (Miramax Books, 2004) ISBN 0786868384
  • v. Goliath: The Trials of David Boies, by Karen Donovan (Pantheon, 2005) ISBN 0375421130
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