It was the law firm launch that shook up the legal industry.
Twenty-five years later, the narrative has become such a well-known origin story that it can be easy to forget just how revolutionary David Boies’ departure from Cravath, Swaine & Moore truly was. Or how unlikely that Jonathan Schiller would leave Kaye Scholer and open a Washington, D.C. office for the upstart firm. Known for high-stakes cases throughout their careers, what is not surprising is how quickly the pair – along with Don Flexner, who joined in 1999 – built a firm with a roster of high-profile clients and significant victories. For 25 years, the firm has followed the same pattern: We take big bets on consumer class actions and other plaintiff-side cases, maintain an enviable roster of core clients, handle bet-the-company litigation and other critical matters, and bring about important changes through high-impact pro bono work.
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