When an enterprise is threatened by a class action, it takes both mind and muscle to prevail. Boies, Schiller & Flexner has defeated some of the most well-known class action challenges of recent years through a combination of sophisticated risk analysis and strength at trial.
The firm’s history of representing plaintiff classes gives us an advantage that has proven effective in representing defendants, including Fortune 500 companies, in class action cases involving alleged securities fraud, antitrust, and consumer protection violations. We work efficiently, targeting key depositions and documents to build compelling narratives in the least amount of time—and without ballooning legal fees.
When trial threatens, our track record of success in the courtroom serves as an effective spur to negotiation. Our team is also adept at managing parallel investigations and has an outstanding record of success on appeal.
We have won every major award from legal and business publications, from American Lawyer to Chambers USA and Time magazine. Our partners are routinely honored for exceptional representation of both plaintiffs and defendants.
Among many other notable cases, we acted as lead counsel in In re Auction Houses Antitrust Litigation (S.D.N.Y.), a $512 million settlement that another plaintiffs' counsel described as “the most outstanding result I have ever heard of in the history of the antitrust laws.” As publicly reported, we also won a jury trial in a class action with accusations of monopolization in a significant music market, resulting in a defense verdict. The win ended a decade-long dispute in which the class plaintiffs sought more than $1 billion in trebled damages under the Sherman Act.
Recently, we served as co-lead counsel for the direct purchaser class in the matter In re Municipal Derivatives Antitrust Litigation in federal court in New York (over $200 million in settlements) and for the direct purchaser class in the matter In re Polyurethane Foam Antitrust Litigation in federal court in Ohio (over $440 million in settlements). The firm also has been appointed to plaintiff leadership positions in the Takata, Volkswagen, and General Motors class actions.