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The BSF Report: Spring 2013


Litigation Highlights

BSF Wins Historic Verdict in Antitrust Case against Chinese Vitamin C Cartel

Barclays Engages Boies, Schiller & Flexner to Defend Against U.S. LIBOR Class Actions

At the forefront of litigation relating to the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), Boies, Schiller & Flexner is representing Barclays in multiple class action and direct action lawsuits. 

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$25 Billion Class Action and Derivative Action Allowed to Proceed Against U.S. Government for 2008 AIG Takeover

On July 2, 2012, Judge Thomas C. Wheeler denied the motion to dismiss of defendant United States of America in an action brought on behalf of Starr International by BSF in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims. 

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SCOTUS Agrees to Hear Arguments in Historic Civil Rights Case for Same-Sex Marriage Equality

On March 26 2013, the United States Supreme Court will hear argument in the landmark civil rights case challenging California’s Proposition 8, which stripped gays and lesbians of the right to marry. 

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BSF Secures Dismissal of Complaint against BNP Paribas and Expands Case against Bank of America

Boies, Schiller & Flexner has scored another significant victory for BNP Paribas in its securities negligence suit against Bank of America. 

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$80 Million Partial Settlement Negotiated by Boies, Schiller & Flexner for Madoff Feeder Fund Investors

On behalf of a class of investors in the largest “feeder fund” group for the Madoff Ponzi scheme, BSF reached a settlement in which individual Fairfield partners, including founders, will pay $80 million. 

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Argentine Bondholders See Early Success after Bringing Boies, Schiller & Flexner into Complex Debt Litigation

In a closely-watched international case, BSF Chairman David Boies argued at a special sitting of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on behalf of holders of bonds issued by Argentina in exchange for $80 billion in defaulted sovereign debt.

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Successful Settlement Reached Quickly for Clothing Magnate and BSF Client Tory Burch

Tory Burch LLC engaged BSF to represent the Company and designer Tory Burch in Delaware Chancery Court litigation initiated by Ms. Burch’s former husband and Tory Burch LLC shareholder, J. Christopher Burch.

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Global Nutrition Company Herbalife Counseled by BSF on Libelous Accusations

Herbalife has engaged Boies, Schiller & Flexner in one of the most closely watched disputes in the financial world this year.

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Corporate Highlights

BSF Represents Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network in Sale of Equity Stake to News Corporation

BSF’s Corporate Group represented Yankees Entertainment & Sports Network, which televises New York Yankees baseball and Brooklyn Nets basketball, in connection with the sale of a 49% equity stake to News Corporation. 

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BSF’s Corporate Group Negotiates Joint Venture Deal on behalf of NuStar

BSF's Corporate Group represented NuStar Energy in connection with the formation of a joint venture with Lindsay Goldberg relating to NuStar’s asphalt refinery business located in New Jersey and Georgia.

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Honors & Distinctions

BSF Chairman David Boies Presented with Highest Honors from Yale Law School and the American Bar Association

Boies, Schiller & Flexner Chairman David Boies received two highly distinguished awards in 2012: Yale Law School’s top honor, the Award of Merit, and the American Bar Association’s greatest tribute, the ABA Medal. 

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BSF Managing Partner Jonathan Schiller Awarded Columbia’s 2012 Alexander Hamilton Medal

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. 

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

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. 

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Nicholas Gravante, Jr. appointed to Departmental Disciplinary Committee for First Judicial Department

BSF Partner Nicholas Gravante, Jr. began a three year term on the Departmental Disciplinary Committee for the First Judicial Department on January 18, 2013. 

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New Firm Partners & Counsel in 2012

New Firm Partners in 2012

BSF hired and promoted new fifteen partners in 2012.

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New Firm Counsel in 2012

BSF hired and promoted twelve new counsel in 2012. 

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BSF in Brief

BSF in Brief

Additional BSF news and info. 

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Related Lawyers: David Boies, Jonathan D. Schiller, William A. Isaacson, , Alanna C. Rutherford, , Melissa Willett, Robert J. Dwyer, Nicholas A. Gravante Jr., Hamish P. M. Hume, Samuel C. Kaplan, Duane L. Loft, Robert B. Silver, , Laura Harris, Ilana R. Miller, Joshua James Libling, , Robin A. Henry, Motty Shulman, Jack Wilson, Paul Fattaruso, Nathan A. Holcomb, , David A. Barrett, Stuart H. Singer, Sashi C. Bach, Carlos M. Sires, Howard L. Vickery II, Eli Glasser, , , , , William S. Ohlemeyer, Courtney R. Rockett, Jonathan Sherman, Patrick J. Rohan, Joseph F. Kroetsch, , Andrew Z. Michaelson, David L. Zifkin, Richard E. Weill, Jeremy Vest, , Ievgeniia Vatrenko, Steven I. Froot, , Karen A. Chesley, Juan P. Valdivieso, Gary R. Studen, David Ata, , Mike F. Huang, Jason M. Hill, Russell M. Franklin, Lidia Anastasio, Daniel A. Grossman, Michael Kosnitzky, Ivan Mitev, Robert W. Leung, , Sean McFarlane, Stephen N. Zack, Donald L. Flexner, , Steven C. Holtzman, Theodore H. Uno, Rosanne C. Baxter, , Beko O. Reblitz-Richardson, , Meredith R. Dearborn, , , Joshua Irwin Schiller, Carl E. Goldfarb, , Michael D. Jay, , Katherine A. Eskovitz, , David R. Boyd, Michael Brille, Christopher E. Duffy, , , Jonathan M. Shaw, Amos E. Friedland, Michael Mitchell, Leigh M. Nathanson, Michael M. Merley, , Jonathan W. Davenport, Heather King, , Stefan G. dePozsgay, Melissa Felder Zappala, James Lee, Lisa Nousek, Matthew S. Tripolitsiotis, , , , Matthew J. Henken, Lauren Louis, Teresa A. Monroe, Anne M. Nardacci, Brad G. Smith,