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Chairman David Boies Receives American Bar Association's Highest Honor

August 8, 2011

BSF chairman David Boies and Gibson Dunn's ­Theodore B. Olson received the American Bar Association's highest honor, the ABA Medal, at the association's annual meeting in Toronto, held August 4 – 9, 2011. The award, presented by outgoing ABA president and BSF partner Steve Zack, was presented to the pair for their ongoing battle against California's same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8.

Upon receiving the award, Mr. Boies stated:

There is no greater honor that a lawyer can have but to accept this award from [the ABA] because not only is this the highest award that you give, but you are the best representatives of the profession that we all love.

Click on the below links to access additional coverage from the American Bar Association and a video of the acceptance speeches.

ABA Journal, August 8, 2011
Sometime-Foes Boies and Olson Honored with ABA Medal for Successful Joint Efforts

VIDEO of acceptance speeches: ABA Now, August 8, 2011
Former Legal Opponents Unite, Win Highest Legal Honor

Related Lawyers: David Boies, Stephen N. Zack