Boies, Schiller & Flexner Report - July 2015
Download: Boies, Schiller & Flexner Report - July 2015 (PDF, 800.27 K)
The government’s treatment of AIG shareholders was unduly harsh, according to a ruling on the merits of a case brought by a team of Boies, Schiller & Flexner lawyers headed by David Boies. The court denied a claim for damages based on a legal ruling that is now on appeal.
The antitrust expert talks about his historic trial for former college basketball star Ed O’Bannon, how the trial team accommodated a judge who admitted she wasn't much of a sports fan, and the future of college sports after the judge's ruling in the case last August.
The payment ends a six-year dispute over the bank’s purchase of the Lehman Brothers brokerage business during which a team of lawyers headed by Jonathan Schiller secured approximately $8 billion of disputed assets on behalf of Barclays.
The judgment was the biggest ever for a whistleblower bringing a case without government intervention. The Firm also won victories for United Therapeutics and Goldman Sachs, as well as decisions in favor of holders of Spanish corporate notes, a co-founder of the company that makes AriZona Iced Tea, and children on Florida's Medicaid program.
The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and other major publications reported on one of the most impressive antitrust trial wins of last year, in which Bill Isaacson and Karen Dunn won a jury verdict from the defense for a major player in the digital music industry
Home courts may be the most advantageous jurisdiction for a cross-border investor, but there are increasing signs that international arbitration is growing in importance, writes Wendy Miles QC, the head of the Firm’s International Arbitration practice.
Natasha Harrison, Wendy Miles QC, and Fiona Huntriss receive Women in Business Law awards. Karen Dunn and Alanna Rutherford are named Outstanding Women Lawyers. Helen Maher is named to the Top 250 Women in Litigation.