BSF Managing Partner Jonathan Schiller Awarded Columbia’s 2012 Alexander Hamilton Medal
Jonathan Schiller at the podium during his acceptance speech
At an awards dinner in New York City in November 2012, BSF Managing Partner Jonathan D. Schiller, CC ’69, Law ’73, was honored with Columbia College’s 2012 Alexander Hamilton Medal. Mr. Schiller received the award -- the highest given by the college -- before an audience of nearly 350.
As reported by the Columbia Spectator, University President Lee Bollinger told attendees that “every time you talk to Jonathan, you’re impressed.” “If you have to be a client in life—and nobody wants to be a client—you should have Jonathan Schiller as your lawyer, and as your friend.”
Columbia Spectator quoted Firm Chairman David Boies, also in attendance, as saying “Most of all, Mr. Schiller is…a great advocate for people who do not have other advocates.”
Upon receiving the award, Mr. Schiller stated, “Columbia—from the time I first walked through the gates, past the majestic architecture, and into my first Lit Hum class—has excited me and challenged me.”
The Alexander Hamilton Award is presented by the Columbia College Alumni Association for distinguished service and accomplishment in any field of endeavor. It is considered the highest tribute that can be paid to a member of the Columbia College community.