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Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 282
  • Gross Revenues: $345,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,225,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $3,025,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 0

Boies, Schiller & Flexner is an Armonk-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2015 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Boies, Schiller & Flexner has 282 attorneys and is the 155th largest firm in the United States.  With $345,000,000 in gross revenue in 2014, the firm placed 91st on The American Lawyer's 2015 Am Law 200 ranking.  The firm has offices in CA, DC, FL, MA, NH, NJ, NV and NY.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 91 0 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 91 0 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 167 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 139 -139 Pro-bono commitment
Diversity Scorecard NR N/A Minority head count
Midlevel Associates Survey 51 23 Job satisfaction
Summer Associates Survey NR N/A Summer programs

In the News

Boies Schiller to Abandon Suburbs for Downtown D.C.

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : July 28, 2015

One of the few Am Law 100 law firms in Washington located far from the central business district is moving. Boies, Schiller & Flexner, whose D.C. lawyers work in a building near the Maryland border, plans to move to New York Avenue and 14th Street downtown in the late summer or fall next year.

Sweeping Protections Proposed Against Anti-LGBT Bias

Mike Sacks : Legal Times : July 23, 2015

Congressional Democrats on Thursday introduced a bill that would extend federal civil rights protection against sexual-orientation and gender-identity discrimination in employment, education, housing, public accommodations and other important areas of American life.

The Au Pair Program is Broken and Here's How They Plan on Fixing it

Celia Ampel : Daily Business Review : July 21, 2015

Boies Schiller attorneys Sigrid S. McCawley and Lauren Fleischer Louis are part of a legal team claiming sponsor organizations have colluded to keep au pair wages at $4.35 an hour.

Judge Suggests Mediator to Settle Dispute in Napoli Bern

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 21, 2015

A judge on Monday recommended that Mark Zauderer be tapped to mediate the acrimonious dispute between two equity partners of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, Paul Napoli and Marc Bern.

Circuit Opens Door to NY Discovery for Netherlands Suit

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : July 20, 2015

A former NYU professor suing for defamation in the Netherlands has been given a chance at discovery in New York in her quest to prove that Citigroup's chief economist had her wrongly arrested for stalking him.

Embryo Case Could Break New Ground

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 17, 2015

Dr. Mimi Lee, a 46-year-old breast cancer survivor, gave two days of emotional testimony in a trial that could shape California law on the topic.

In Fight Over Embryos, Wife Says She Thought She Could Change Her Mind

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 16, 2015

Dr. Mimi Lee, a breast cancer survivor, says the embryos she created with her husband before their divorce are her last chance to have children.

Nominal Damages Awarded to Lawyer for Ex-Client's Libel Per Se

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : July 16, 2015

A lawyer who successfully sued a disgruntled client for defamation after she posted a five-page denunciation of him on is entitled only to nominal damages, the First Department said Thursday.

Fate of Frozen Embryos at Center of Divorce Trial

Marisa Kendall : The Recorder : July 13, 2015

A 46-year-old breast cancer survivor represented by Boies Schiller says it's her last chance at having children. Her ex-husband says they should be destroyed.

Plaintiffs Ordered to 'Start Over' On Eve of Securities Class Action Trial

David Bario : The Litigation Daily : July 08, 2015

U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks in Austin let a group of lawyers have it this week after he was forced to scuttle a long-planned securities class action trial against drugmaker Pain Therapeutics Inc.

Bransten Urges Napoli, Bern to Resolve Partnership Dispute

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : July 06, 2015

In the bitter breakup between the equity partners of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, Justice Eileen Bransten ordered Paul Napoli to reimburse the partnership $415,000 that was used without a receiver's authorization and ordered all property to be returned immediately to the firm's New York City office.

Paul Hastings Poaches Foursome, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : July 01, 2015

A leading structured finance team leaves Ashurst for Paul Hastings; a Quinn Emanuel associate development director moves on; Dentons closes on a combination; DLA Piper bolts on a boutique Down Under; and other notable hires from throughout The Am Law 200.

The IRS's Quinn Emanuel Hire Draws Fire

Julie Triedman : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Senate Finance Committee chair Orrin Hatch joins Microsoft in attacking the IRS' choice of counsel in a case against the tech giant.

Boies, Schiller & Flexner

Mike Sacks : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

Boies, Schiller & Flexner's ambitions to be one of Washington's power players paid off big in 2014 with high-profile hires and significant wins for the firm's litigation department.

Cogent Communications Holdings Inc.

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

When the Federal Communications Commission in 2014 wavered on new net-neutrality rules and Comcast Corp. attempted to merge with Time Warner Cable Inc., Cogent's in-house lawyers sprang into action.

The 2015 Washington Litigation Departments of the Year

: The National Law Journal : June 29, 2015

In this special report, The National Law Journal takes the measure of litigation ­departments in our nation's capital.

Supreme Court Sends Google-Oracle Feud Back to SF Judge

Scott Graham : The Recorder : June 29, 2015

The copyright case will return to U.S. District Judge William Alsup for a retrial on whether Google has a fair-use defense.

Davis Polk Emails Undercut the Government's Defense in AIG Case

Scott Flaherty : The American Lawyer : June 29, 2015

Ruling in litigation over the 2008 bailout of American International Group, a judge cites formerly privileged emails from Davis Polk & Wardwell lawyers to bolster his criticism of the federal government's actions.

Judge Moves Up Date To Hear Napoli Bern Dispute

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : June 26, 2015

In the dispute between the equity partners of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik, Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Eileen Bransten on Thursday moved up the date that she will hear a request of Marc Bern to hold Paul Napoli in contempt and to seek other emergency measures.

Dispute Between Napoli and Bern Heats Up

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : June 25, 2015

The business divorce between two equity partners of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik heated up Wednesday when partner Marc Bern requested emergency measures to terminate the authority of his partner, Paul Napoli, to access the firms' funds.

Gibson Dunn Takes the Field in Deflategate Appeal

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 23, 2015

Partner Andrew Tulumello joined Winston & Strawn's Jeffrey Kessler on Tuesday to contest quarterback Tom Brady's suspension.

Freshfields' U.S. Hiring Spree Continues, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : June 17, 2015

The Magic Circle firm snags a senior Simpson Thacher & Bartlett civil litigation partner in New York; Sheppard Mullin adds a three-lawyer IP team from Pillsbury; King & Spalding opens in Tokyo; and other notable moves from throughout The Am Law 200.

How Boies Did It: Relentless Focus on US Unfairness to AIG

: Bloomberg : June 16, 2015

During the trial, David Boies was his usual mildly rumpled and mostly unpretentious self, peering over his reading glasses, padding around in his hallmark black suede slipper-shoes and smiling his way to victory in a case that put the U.S. reaction to the financial crisis on trial.

Whistleblower's Attorney Fees: $16.5M, Plus $2.5M in Expenses, Costs

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : June 10, 2015

Trinity Industries, the Dallas-based guardrail maker, intends to appeal the final judgment, which awards roughly a total of $680 million in damages, attorney fees, costs and expenses.

Back in Time: Attorneys Visit Their Families' Former Homes in Cuba Before Castro (Slideshow)

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : June 09, 2015

For a handful of Cuban-American attorneys visiting Cuba with a Florida Bar delegation, the trip was a journey to their roots.

Receiver Asks Court to Revoke Napoli's Access to Firm Funds

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : June 09, 2015

The receiver appointed to protect the firm assets in the bitter breakup of Napoli Bern Ripka Shkolnik accused Paul Napoli of "thwarting the letter and spirit" of his directions, using law firm credit cards to run up $50,000 in "seemingly non-partnership expenses," such as a stay "at a lavish Palm Beach resort" and private jet trips.

Boies Schiller Signs On As Hudson Yards Pioneer

Jennifer Henderson : The Am Law Daily : June 09, 2015

Boies, Schiller & Flexner will be 55 Hudson Yards' first commercial tenant, leaving east midtown and the Four Seasons behind.

Elite Female Lawyers Still See Few Name Partners Among Them

Katelyn Polantz : The National Law Journal : June 08, 2015

Katherine Kimpel could look around a room of nearly 300 lawyers, mostly women, Monday night and see less than a half-dozen like her, a name partner of a prominent law firm. Clients need to hold firms accountable for gender imparity, said Kimpel, one of 75 honorees at The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers dinner in New York.

Look for Zone Defense in Battle Over New Warriors Arena

Cheryl Miller : The Recorder : June 05, 2015

Group that brought in David Boies to frustrate the team's move to Mission Bay says hoop dream would be a nightmare for growing health and biotech hub.

Judge Finds No Conspiracy in Ban of 'Dago' Food Truck

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : June 04, 2015

There is "not a shred of evidence that remotely intimates" that Gov. Andrew Cuomo or anyone close to him conspired to deny vending licenses to the "Wandering Dago" lunch truck as its owners contend, a federal magistrate judge has found.