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Philippa Scarlett Named Clerk for Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer

February 10, 2007

Boies, Schiller & Flexner today announced that Washington D.C.-based associate Philippa M. Scarlett was selected by United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer to serve as one of his law clerks for the Court’s October 2007 term. “Philippa is an outstanding lawyer, extremely hard working, and is a Firm leader in our public interest and pro bono work," said Managing Partner Jonathan D. Schiller. "Justice Breyer could not be more fortunate in selecting Philippa. His gain in the Firm’s loss.”

Ms. Scarlett focuses her practice in the plaintiff-side antitrust (including class action) and defense-side securities areas, as well as internal investigations. She has substantial experience with human rights work. She has represented a torture survivor from the Democratic Republic of Congo in the client’s application for political asylum in the United States. She recently participated in a joint appellate advocacy training for prosecutors of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, which took place in January 2006 in Arusha, Tanzania.

Ms. Scarlett attended Columbia University Law School, where she was a Harlan Stone Fiske Scholar. She graduated from Stanford University in 1996 with highest honors and class distinction, as well as Harvard University, where she received an M.A. in history in 1998. Ms. Scarlett worked in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice from 1998 to 2000. She clerked for the Hon Ann C. Williams on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in 2004. She joined the Firm as an associate in 2004, and was a participant in the Firm’s summer associate program in 2002.

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, founded in 1997, has become one of the nation’s premier law firms. It has approximately 240 lawyers in offices located in New York, Washington, D.C., California, Florida, New Hampshire and Las Vegas. Best known for landmark cases such as United States v. Microsoft, Bush v. Gore, and In re Vitamins, the firm represents some of the largest and most sophisticated organizations in the world in their most important matters. The firm has been described by The Wall Street Journal as a “national litigation powerhouse” and by the National Law Journal as “unafraid to venture into controversial” and “high risk” matters. Boies, Schiller & Flexner can be visited on the web at

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