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BSF and David Boies in Top Ranks of American Lawyer’s Litigation Department of the Year Award


Managing Partner Donald Flexner accepted the LDOY award on behalf of BSF

The American Lawyer named Boies, Schiller & Flexner one of five finalists in the publication’s sixth biennial “Litigation Department of the Year” contest from a field of over 70 firms who competed. Firms were chosen based on litigation successes achieved between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2011.

The American Lawyer expanded the competition to include a “Litigator of the Year” category. In its debut, the magazine chose three attorneys as litigators of the year, including BSF Chairman David Boies.

The publication’s feature story about the Firm, “A Galaxy of Bright Lights,” examines the litigation strategies and verdicts that led to BSF’s inclusion on this prestigious list. Highlighted matters include the $1.3 billion jury verdict for Oracle Corp against SAP AG, the defeat of $4.3 billion in charges brought by AIG against Starr International, and the civil rights fight for marriage equality inCalifornia. 

On April 18, 2012, The American Lawyer presented the awards to all winners and finalists at a dinner ceremony in New York City. Donald L. Flexner accepted the “Litigator of the Year” award on behalf of Mr. Boies and the “Litigation Department of the Year” finalist award on behalf of the Firm.