Managing Partners: David Boies, Jonathan D Schiller
Number of partners: 145
Number of other lawyers: 175
Boies Schiller Flexner is a firm of internationally recognized trial lawyers, crisis managers, and strategic advisors known for creative, aggressive, and efficient pursuit of success for its clients. BSF has built a record of taking on and winning complex, groundbreaking, and cross-border matters in diverse practice areas for many of the world’s most sophisticated companies. BSF regularly take cases to trial, and is recognized for prevailing when the odds are longest and the stakes highest. The firm builds deep relationships with its core clients, which it represents in complex matters in national courts and arbitral forums throughout the world. Its work for plaintiffs gives the firm an unparalleled perspective that benefits its defense clients. BSF often shares the risk of litigation through creative fee structures that align the client’s interest with the firm’s.
Main Areas of Practice:
Boies Schiller Flexner excels in the defense and prosecution of complex, high-stakes antitrust cases, and the defense of antitrust and competition-related government investigations, both domestic and international, including criminal matters. The firm has served as lead trial counsel or co-lead trial counsel in some of the most important antitrust cases in history. The firm’s exceptional track record is based on its ability to make the complicated understandable and win cases at trial.
Banking & Financial Services:
The banking and financial services practice represents financial institutions and investment funds in their most important and complex disputes, helping them achieve better-than-market results through an unparalleled reputation as trial lawyers, exacting legal analysis, and commercial problem-solving. The group represents banks, broker-dealers, insurance companies, markets, and investment funds.
Boies Schiller Flexner has defeated some of the most well-known class action challenges of recent years through a combination of sophisticated risk analysis and strength at trial. The firm’s history of successfully serving as lead counsel for plaintiff classes in landmark cases like In Re Vitamins gives us an advantage that has proven effective in representing defendants, including Fortune 500 companies, in class action cases involving alleged securities fraud, antitrust, and consumer protection violations. Lawyers work efficiently, targeting key depositions and documents to build compelling narratives in the least amount of time.
Boies Schiller Flexner helps clients protect valuable rights to intellectual property in everything from technological innovations to works of art. IP lawyers have extensive and successful experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in a full range of high-stakes, high-profile lawsuits involving patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and other intellectual property.
The firm has built a global team to lead clients in complex commercial arbitration and investor-state disputes. Its lawyers are fluent in public international law, with exceptional jurisdictional diversity. The practice is led by lawyers in London, New York, Washington D.C., and Miami. Lawyers in the practice represent clients before all major arbitral institutions, including the ICC, LCIA, ICSID, AAA, VIAC and NASD, as well as in UNCITRAL and other ad hoc arbitrations.
The technology practice has represented clients in cases involving a broad range of technologies, from mobile devices, wireless communication standards, chipsets, and medical devices to software, semiconductors, consumer electronics, and digital music. Many of its lawyers have technical backgrounds, lending valuable insight to the evolving challenges confronting high-tech clients. BSF’s trial-focused approach allows its lawyers to excel at simplifying the details in even the thorniest and most complex cases.
Altria, American Express, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank, Delta Air Lines, DraftKings, Florida Power & Light, Fresh Del Monte Produce, Fujitsu America, Goldman Sachs, HSBC America, NASCAR, New York Life, New York Yankees, Nike, OPAP (the Greek lottery), Oracle, Pfizer, Philip Morris International, PIMCO, Sony Corporation of America, Starr International Company, Tudor Investment, Uber Technologies, and Zurich Financial Services Group