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United States: Antitrust

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

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Antitrust forms a core part of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP’s highly regarded litigation practice. The team, headed by chairman David Boies, a ‘doyen of the plaintiff bar’, is deeply experienced in defending and prosecuting class actions and private litigation and is also regularly sought out to defend contested mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures. Recent clients include American Express, Delta Air Lines and, on the plaintiff side, a number of student athletes challenging the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)’s rules on remuneration. William Isaacson, Donald Flexner, Richard Feinstein, a former director of the FTC’s Bureau of Competition, and James Denvir are additional key contacts.

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United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes
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David Boies - Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP: David Boies is ‘one of the most outstanding practitioners of the past 20 years’. With a stellar track record, he is able to turn his hand to any case, be it a trial or an appeal at the US Supreme Court. Major cases in his career include the historical Bush v Gore, in which he represented Al Gore in the US presidential election dispute, and the 2014 Supreme Court securities fraud case Halliburton v Erica John Fund. This year’s highlights included representing ex-AIG chief Maurice Greenberg in his claim against the Federal Reserve, arguing that the Federal Reserve had exceeded the scope of its power when it bailed the company out during the financial crisis; the case was initially deemed a lost cause but Boies secured a victory for Greenberg. Although no damages were rewarded, the judge agreed that the government did overstep its bounds and ‘did not have the legal right to become the owner of AIG’. This is a case which has implications for the scope of powers given to regulatory bodies.

Bill Isaacson - Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP: Bill Isaacson is an ‘outstanding trial lawyer’ who has numerous victories under his belt, which include successful verdicts on behalf of Apple. He also secured a $433m settlement on behalf of foam manufacturers concerning antitrust claims, and was successful in acting for former college athletes in a closely watched antitrust case that saw former NCAA athletes claim royalties from the NCAA for broadcasting material featuring the individuals involved; this ruling was ultimately overturned. In 2015, he represented Oracle in seeking a permanent injunction against software company Rimini Street to prevent it from downloading Oracle’s software.

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David Boies - Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

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