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Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

1401 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW, SUITE 1100, WASHINGTON, DC 20005, USA
Tel:
Work +1 202 237 2727
Fax:
Fax +1 202 237 6131
Web:
www.bsfllp.com

United States: Antitrust

Civil litigation/class actions
Civil litigation/class actions - ranked: tier 1

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP’s team, which is active in plaintiff and defendant representations in class actions and private standalone antitrust litigation, is ‘among the best in complex legal matters, for which you need a strategic approach to winning’. In recent highlights, William Isaacson and Melissa Zappala were the firm’s lead advisers to the direct purchaser class of plaintiffs that successfully reached a circa $276m settlement with flexible polyurethane foam manufacturers in a national class action arising from alleged price-fixing in the industry. On the defendant side, Isaacson, Jim Denvir, Michael Mitchell and Abby Dennis are representing Delta Air Lines in a price-fixing class action involving multiple airlines. New York-based Donald Flexner heads the practice, which also includes ‘strategic and creative thinker’ Richard Feinstein and Robert Cooper. Dennis recently made partner, as did Christopher Renner, Christopher Belelieu in New York, Meredith Dearborn in Palo Alto, and Oakland-based Sean Rodriguez. Named lawyers are based in Washington DC except where indicated otherwise.

Leading lawyers

David Boies - Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

William Isaacson - Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

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United States: Dispute resolution

Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense
Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense - ranked: tier 5

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP provides a ‘platinum-quality service’. The firm is representing Riza Aziz, the step-son of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, and his company, Red Granite Pictures, in connection with the 1MDB scandal. It secured a settlement for Barclays in a fraud case concerning high-frequency trading and is representing Ross Offinger, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign finance director, in a federal criminal investigation concerning campaign fundraising. Other clients include the former chairman of AIG, the city of Almaty and Huma Abedin, a senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. The ‘talented and extremely hardworking’ Matthew Schwartz heads the team from New York, where other key figures include ‘master strategist and relentless litigator’ Jonathan Schiller, Harlan Levy and firm chairman David Boies. Washington DC is home to Karen Dunn and Michael Gottlieb.

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 4

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Specialist dispute resolution firm Boies Schiller Flexner LLP has ‘a dedicated, responsive and well prepared team’ in the US, which works closely with its London office and handles a range of commercial as well as investor-state arbitration matters. It is particularly recognized for its experience in finance and banking arbitration. New York-based department head Jonathan Schiller is ‘an experienced and robust strategy lawyer with a pragmatic and business-like approach’. Duane Loft, who splits his time between London and New York, is ‘a calm lawyer, who is impressive in synthesizing different arguments and finding new solutions’.

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Leading trial lawyers

David Boies - Boies Schiller Flexner LLP David Boies’ enviable track record warrants his reputation as the go-to attorney for seemingly unwinnable cases at trial as well as appellate level. The New York-based lawyer acts for companies across a broad range of sectors, including antitrust, banking, cybersecurity, technology and white-collar crime. Sony, Apple, HSBC and NASCAR are some of his representative clients. Boies is defending Maurice Greenberg against claims of orchestrating a fraudulent accounting scheme allegedly committed during his time as a chairman of American International Group.

Bill Isaacson - Boies Schiller Flexner LLP New York’s Bill Isaacson represents both plaintiffs and defendants in complex antitrust litigation. In 2015, he secured a $50m verdict for Oracle in a copyright infringement and state law violation case. Another historical win was in O’Bannon v NCAA in 2014, in which he represented college athletes.

Leading trial lawyers

David Boies - Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

Bill Isaacson - Boies Schiller Flexner LLP

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