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Helen Maher Listed Among Top 250 Women in Litigation

June 25, 2015

Download: Interview with Helen Maher (PDF, 142.13 K)

Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Helen Maher was named to Benchmark Litigation’s list of Top 250 Women in Litigation for 2015. The list honors the top women litigators in the United States, based on targeted research, peer review, and the depth of their careers in litigation.

Benchmark Litigation noted in an article on New York litigators that Ms. Maher’s practice, which is composed of antitrust, intellectual property, commercial, and other legal disputes, is “taking off like a bullet.”  Last year Ms. Maher represented the co- founder of AriZona Iced Tea in complex commercial litigation in a six-week trial in over the value of the company, resulting in a judgment in excess of $1 billion in favor of her client.

In an interview with Benchmark Litigation, Ms. Maher said her most memorable case was Kentucky Speedway v. NASCAR, in which she helped her client NASCAR fight off an antitrust challenge to its business model.

On being a woman at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, Ms. Maher said, “I think the firm has dedicated significant resources to recruiting and retaining talent, including women. We have a long history of hiring strong women litigators, such as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who worked at the firm prior to her current job in public service.”

She said the best advice she’s ever received was from her mentor and fellow litigator Nick Gravante, the Administrative Partner of Boies, Schiller & Flexner’s New York City office, who told her not to try to imitate anyone else’s style. “He taught me that one is most comfortable on their feet in court when they are just being themselves, and being comfortable and being at ease makes all the difference in the world as a trial lawyer," she said.

Related Lawyers: Helen M. Maher, Nicholas A. Gravante Jr.

Related Practice: Litigation

External Link: Top 250 Women in Litigation 2015 – New York

Download: Interview with Helen Maher (PDF, 142.13 K)