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Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
1401 NEW YORK AVENUE, NW
SUITE 1100
WASHINGTON, DC 20005
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
United States

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: plaintiff Tier 2

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP regularly represents plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust litigation, particularly in high stakes plaintiff-side international pricing cases, class actions and opt-out matters. Recent plaintiff-side representation has involved lawsuits against leading companies such as the Blue Cross Blue Shield litigation and acting on behalf of online publishers against Google involving claims of restricting advertising competition. New York based Philip Korologos is a complex litigation specialist and co-heads the team with Washington DC’s James Denvir , a significantly experienced trial lawyer who has acted in bet-the-company lawsuits and government investigations. In New York, managing partner David Boies  has recently handled high-profile class actions. General litigator in DC Hamish Hume leads on many matters across an array of industries. Also in DC is Michael Mitchell, who represents both plaintiffs and defendants in multidistrict litigation and before federal and state agencies. Stuart Singer in Florida has experience in price-fixing and cartel conspiracy cases as well as opt out litigation.

Practice head(s):

Philip Korologos; Jim Denvir

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Class of BCBS Subscribers

Class of EpiPen Consumers

Delta Airlines

Anesthesia Associates of Ann Arbor

United Healthcare Services, Inc.

Genius Media Group, Inc.

The Nation Company

The Progressive, Inc.

Domino Foods, Inc.

General Electric

Work highlights

  • Represented plaintiffs in their success against the Blue Cross and Blue Shield health plans, one of the largest settlements recovered in an antitrust case that was not the subject of any government enforcement by the federal or state antitrust authorities.
  • Secured a total of $609 million in settlements for purchasers of the EpiPens after bringing a class action against Pfizer and Mylan for conspiring to inflate the cost of the life-saving allergy treatment.
  • Representing online publishers in a landmark antitrust suit against Google alleging that the search engine has unlawfully stifled advertising competition and harmed publishers.

Antitrust > Civil litigation/class actions: defense Tier 3

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP has experience in defending high-profile and market leading corporations such as Delta Airlines and General Electric in litigation concerning Sherman Act claims and other market conspiracies. Heads of team include complex litigation specialist Philip Korologos in New York and experienced trial lawyer James Denvir in Washington DC, who has acted in several bet-the-company lawsuits. Also in DC is Michael Mitchell, who represents both plaintiffs and defendants in class actions. Stuart Singer, based in Florida, is also noted.

Practice head(s):

Philip Korologos; James Denvir

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Delta Airlines

General Electric

Dispute resolution > Corporate investigations and white-collar criminal defense

Boies Schiller Flexner LLP is known for its strengths in public corruption cases and related investigations, especially when representing individuals. Additionally, the practice assists corporate and government clients in managing risk and defending them in enforcement actions. Managing partner Matthew Schwartz, who leads the team out of New York City, has a busy practice that encompasses investigations and enforcement actions of the DOJ and FTC. The firm has recently added two partners from the Fraud Section of the DOJ: Blake Goebel, who previously served as a trial attorney and joined the Washington DC office, as well as Los Angeles-based Alison Anderson. Former practice head Peter Skinner left in May 2022.

Practice head(s):

Matthew Schwartz

Key clients

Dragon Global Management LLC and affiliates

Jefferies Group

Bridgeporth (UK) Ltd.

Ocean 26 Holdings LLC

Office 400 LLC, and Fabrice Touil

An employee of RagingBull.com

Ad Hoc Group of Lenders (Revlon)

Former Prime Minister Najib Razak; his step-son and his company Red Granite Pictures, Inc.

Benefytt Technologies Inc.

B&H Photo & Electronics Corp.

SK Engineering & Construction Co., Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Representing former Prime Minister Najib Razak and his step-son in connection with allegations of embezzlement and foreign corruption.
  • Representing the FTC on behalf of private equity firm Dragon Global Management LLC and its founder and chairman in connection with allegations that they were complicit in running a series of websites that deceptively advertised to consumers that the websites offered government services, when in fact they are entirely private.
  • Acting as lead counsel to more than 10 victims of sex trafficking by Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell.

Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Increasingly prominent dispute resolution boutique Boies Schiller Flexner LLP is noted for its ability to ‘take on cases that have borderline prospects of success and win them.’

Boies Schiller Flexner is a firm of internationally recognized trial lawyers, crisis managers, and strategic advisers known for our creative, aggressive, and efficient pursuit of successful outcomes for clients. We have an established track record of taking on and winning complex, ground-breaking, and cross-border matters in diverse circumstances and industries. From the thorniest, most high stakes matters to straightforward business disputes, we have a knack for identifying the strongest arguments, understanding the benefits of each, and determining when and how to deploy them in a case. We build deep relationships with clients, allowing us to advise them in any matter and any forum, and we regularly represent them as both plaintiffs and defendants. Everything we do for our clients is intended to advance their interests while helping them evaluate the costs, benefits, and risks of litigation.

We handle a wide range of commercial disputes for clients, often acting as plaintiffs and defendants on matters relating to contracts, governance, ESG, antitrust, investigations, and numerous other areas within the law. We understand that a high-stakes dispute has both business and legal ramifications, and we build deep relationships with clients, getting to know them well enough to help advance their interests while evaluating the costs, benefits, and risks of litigation. Clients benefit from our deep bench of experienced litigators throughout the U.S., and in London and Milan; we regularly advise clients as global counsel, leading on large, complex multijurisdictional cases. Some of our key areas of focus include:

Antitrust and Competition:
Our attorneys excel in both the defense and prosecution of complex, high-stakes antitrust cases, including multibillion-dollar class actions and opt-outs. The firm has served as lead or co-lead trial counsel in some of the most important antitrust cases in history. Our exceptional track record is based on our ability to make the complicated understandable and win cases at trial. We have experience in industries that span the world economy, including in finance, investment and commercial banking, securities, consumer products, technology and telecommunications, health care, pharmaceuticals, insurance, airlines, oil and gas, food service, chemicals, clothing and apparel.

Class Actions:
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 representing plaintiff classes – an area where we have won some of the largest recoveries ever – 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.

Global Investigations and White Collar Defense:
When corporations or individuals face sensitive, complex, and often high-profile regulatory or criminal investigations, our lawyers step in quickly to address immediate issues while preserving options for what may lie ahead. We consider how each engagement would play out in a courtroom, an approach that enables us to negotiate favorable outcomes on behalf of our clients, most often without a trial; however, when the government decides to initiate civil or criminal proceedings, we are deeply experienced, highly effective advocates. Additionally, we regularly conduct independent internal investigations and whistleblowing investigations on behalf of corporations and their boards, providing presentations and recommendations that are credible, thorough, and minimally disruptive to their businesses. We also frequently assist clients that have been victims of crimes in seeking justice.

International Arbitration:
The firm has built a global team to represent clients in complex commercial arbitration and investor-state disputes. We combine a business-oriented perspective with deep trial law experience, along with our long-term work in crisis management, economic and damages analysis, and international enforcement proceedings to help our clients pursue successful outcomes. We 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. We are well-versed in the nuances of public international law, with exceptional jurisdictional diversity, giving us a broad understanding of the rules and norms governing any potential dispute. Our attorneys also regularly serve as arbitrators.

Number of Partners : 77
Number of Other Fee-Earners : 92
Managing Partner : Sigrid McCawley
Managing Partner : Matthew L. Schwartz
Managing Partner : Alan Vickery