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David R. Boyd

Washington, DC

t: 202 895 7593
f: 202 237 6131
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Areas of Practice


Securities Litigation


University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1973; Executive Editor, Virginia Law Review

Vanderbilt University, B.A., cum laude, Latin American Studies, 1968

Language Spoken



Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell, United States Supreme Court, 1974-1975

Hon. Carl McGowan, United States Court of Appeals for Distict of Columbia, 1973-1974


District of Columbia and Virginia

David Boyd's main practice area is complex commercial litigation.

Prior to joining Boies, Schiller & Flexner in 2000, Mr. Boyd established and maintained his own firm, Comey, Boyd & Luskin. Mr. Boyd has been continuously engaged in private practice since 1976, primarily in a litigation and appellate practice. Mr. Boyd served as the Executive Assistant to Roderick M. Hills, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Mr. Boyd graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1964, where he pursued an interdepartmental major in Latin American Affairs, consisting of the study of Political Science, History, Spanish and Economics. He was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study Political Science in Buenos Aires, Argentina the following year. In 1973, Mr. Boyd received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the Virginia Law Review. Mr. Boyd served as a law clerk for the Honorable Carl McGowan of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and, thereafter, for Associate Justice Lewis F. Powell of the United States Supreme Court.

Selected Professional Awards and Associations

American Bar Association

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BSF Achieves National and Individual Recognition in Peer-Reviewed "Best Lawyers" Rankings (05.01.2010)

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Firm Report: January 2008 (Vol. 3, Issue I) (01.22.2008)

N.Y. Times Reports on Fallout of BSF's Genesco Win (December 29, 2007, at B2)

BSF Wins Trial Requiring Completion of $1.5 Billion Acquisition (December 28, 2007, at A3)

BSF at the Center of UBS-Genesco-Finish Line Trial (December 19, 2007)

Genesco Lead Trial Counsel Jim Denvir Closes in Nashville Trial (December 19, 2007)

Firm Report: July/August 2007 (Vol. 2, Issue II) (08.22.2007)

Firm Report: November 2006 (Vol. 1, Issue III (11.01.2006)

David Boyd Named Among Washington’s Top Securities Lawyers (November 2004)

Government Service

Executive Assistant to Chairman of Securities & Exchange Commission, 1975-76