Boies Schiller Flexner is pleased to announce the return of Ambassador Lee Wolosky following his 18-month service as President Obama’s Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure. Wolosky has served under the last three U.S. presidents in significant national security positions. President Obama conferred on him the personal rank of Ambassador in July 2016.
A seasoned litigator who joined Boies Schiller in 2001, Ambassador Wolosky returns as a partner to Boies Schiller Flexner’s New York office.
Boies Schiller Flexner Chairman David Boies said: “We are delighted to have Lee back at the firm, where he will resume his role helping clients resolve large, complex, international disputes.”
Wolosky has extensive experience dealing with the most complicated problems at the junction of foreign policy, national security and the law, both inside and outside the courts. He has led a number of precedent-setting, multibillion dollar, and multi-jurisdictional disputes in the federal courts on behalf of firm clients. Wolosky has also represented clients before the U.S. government, including the Executive Branch and various congressional committees.
“It’s been an honor and a pleasure to serve my country. I’m happy to be reunited with my colleagues at Boies Schiller Flexner and return to resolving large cross-border disputes for sovereigns, individuals, and many of the world's most sophisticated companies,” Wolosky said.
Wolosky’s matters have included: serving as lead counsel in the firm's terrorist-financing litigation against Bank of China Limited; serving as lead defense counsel in a precedent-setting multibillion dollar civil matter that was dismissed following the assertion of the state secrets privilege by the U.S. Government; serving as co-lead counsel to certain of the 9/11 families in connection with a multibillion dollar federal court judgment entered against Iran; and serving as lead counsel to a major international corporation in matters arising from an alleged assault by former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Wolosky first joined Boies Schiller Flexner in 2001, after serving as Director for Transnational Threats on the White House National Security Council under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. He graduated from Harvard Law School cum laude in 1995 and from Harvard College magna cum laude in 1990. While in law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, who was then a U.S. district judge. Wolosky is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founder and member of the board of directors of the National Security Network.