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Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

  • Designation: New York
  • Head Count: 263
  • Gross Revenues: $330,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,255,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,975,000
  • Year Over Year Change: 1

Boies, Schiller & Flexner is an Armonk-based law firm.  According to the National Law Journal's 2014 NLJ 350 ranking of firms based on size, Boies, Schiller & Flexner has 263 attorneys and is the 167th largest firm in the United States.  With $330,000,000 in gross revenue in 2013, the firm placed 91st on The American Lawyer's 2014 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 1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 91 1 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 Bolsters Corporate Group With O'Melveny Hire

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : April 20, 2015

Boies, Schiller & Flexner is rebuilding its small corporate group by hiring O'Melveny & Myers corporate and project finance partner Dev Sen, who joined his now former firm nearly three years ago prior to the historic collapse of Dewey & LeBoeuf.

Sony's Hacked Emails a Treasure Trove for Attorney-Client Relations

Brian Baxter and Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 19, 2015

Internal emails hacked from Sony Pictures Entertainment late last year have been released in a searchable database form by WikiLeaks. The document dump reveals frank discussions between the company's in-house lawyers and outside counsel on everything from legal fees and conflict waivers to pitches for business.

State's Case Against Greenberg Clears Another Barrier to Trial

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : April 17, 2015

New York state's civil fraud case may go forward against AIG former chairman and CEO Maurice "Hank" Greenberg and the insurance giant's former chief financial officer, the First Department said Thursday in the latest ruling in the labyrinthine legal battle.

Ted Olson Says He May Skip Same-Sex Marriage Arguments

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 17, 2015

Theodore Olson, who argued a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case on same-sex marriage two years ago, might not be in the audience when the court revisits the issue April 28. "I was having a dinner party last night, and several [people], including one D.C. Circuit judge said, 'Don't go, you'll just be frustrated,' " Olson recounted Friday.

Class Action Over Alleged Energy Fraud Survives

Saranac Hale Spencer : The Legal Intelligencer : April 16, 2015

A 2002 prediction from the Third Circuit that Pennsylvania courts would bar contract actions from being brought under statutory fraud claims because of the economic loss doctrine is no longer valid, a federal district judge has ruled.

Introducing The National Law Journal's Outstanding Women Lawyers

: The National Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

'Long Arm' of NY Courts Can Reach Brazil, Panel Rules

Ben Bedell : New York Law Journal : April 15, 2015

The allegation that a Brazilian citizen and resident and his two Brazil-focused investment funds negotiated and signed a shareholder agreement with the plaintiff in New York was sufficient to support New York jurisdiction, a split First Department panel ruled Tuesday.

Elisa D'Amico Named Attorney of the Year

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : April 14, 2015

K&L Gates partner Elisa D'Amico is named Attorney of the Year by the Daily Business Review, recognizing her work against revenge porn.

Napoli Bern Receiver Requests Interim Fees

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : April 13, 2015

Ira Warshawsky, who was appointed after partners Paul Napoli and Marc Bern filed breach of contract claims against one another and blamed each other for financial improprieties, has requested an interim payment of $289,814, citing his work "putting out brushfires before they become infernos."

In Menendez Case, Friendship Defense Could Prove Effective

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 09, 2015

As the government's case against U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez moves toward a trial, both sides in the case will be honing arguments about the true meaning of friendship.

Boies Schiller Backs First Openly Gay Boy Scout Leader

Nell Gluckman : The Am Law Daily : April 08, 2015

Boies, Schiller & Flexner is putting its legal muscle behind 18-year-old Pascal Tessier, the first openly gay Boy Scout leader. The New York chapter of the group hired Tessier, flouting the Boy Scouts of America's policy against openly gay adult members.

White-Collar Crime

: New York Law Journal : April 06, 2015

In this Special Report from the New York Law Journal, brought to you free by : "A New Focus On Victims' Rights in FCPA Restitution Cases," "Trade Secret Theft and the Rise of the Private Right of Action," "The Evolving Use of SEC Waivers to Extract Settlement Conditions'" and "Silver and Menendez: How Strong Are the Government's Cases?"

Justices Seek S.G.'s View of Iran Central Bank Appeal

Marcia Coyle : Supreme Court Brief : April 06, 2015

As Iran's nuclear negotiations continue to dominate headlines, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday showed interest in another enduring dispute between Iran and this country.

Menendez Pleads Not Guilty to Political Corruption Charges

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : April 02, 2015

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey, appeared in federal court in Newark April 2 to plead not guilty to political corruption charges filed against him a day earlier.

Wilmer Hires US Attorney Ronald Machen in Competition for DOJ Brass

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : April 02, 2015

Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, not to be left out among the scramble to hire exiting U.S. Justice Department brass, has re-hired Ronald Machen Jr., formerly the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, the firm announced Thursday.

Supporting Civil Legal Services

: New York Law Journal : April 01, 2015

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley raised more than $85,000 for programs and services at its 2015 Equal Access to Justice Dinner Thursday.

Columbia Dean Promotes Global World View

Andrew Denney : New York Law Journal : March 31, 2015

At a time of uncertainty for law schools across New York and the country, Columbia Law School seems to be weathering the storm, keeping its place among the country's premier law schools. But Gillian Lester, who is entering her third month as dean, said there's still room for improvement.

Albany County Told to Create New Minority-Majority District

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : March 26, 2015

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered Albany County to redraw the lines of its county legislature to create a new district where minority voters are in the majority, finding that current lines dilute the voting strength of blacks in violation of the federal Voting Rights Act.

Defamation Claim Is Doomed by State Secrets Privilege

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : March 25, 2015

A Greek shipping executive who claims that he and his businesses were defamed by an anti-Iran advocacy group cannot sue, a federal judge ruled after the government intervened to assert that discovery would be harmful to national security.

Ex-Goldman Sachs VP's Suit Moved From Delaware to NJ

Charles Toutant : New Jersey Law Journal : March 24, 2015

Goldman Sachs has successfully moved to transfer from Delaware to New Jersey a suit over legal bills for a former vice president who was charged with stealing computer code from the company.

Am Law 100 Pair Keep Poaching, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : March 24, 2015

King & Spalding and Winston & Strawn continue their recent hiring sprees; Latham & Watkins lands one partner and lose two others; a longtime Reed Smith partner departs; Stroock snags a Goldman Sachs alum from Kirkland & Ellis; Wilmer brings back another former federal regulator; and other notable additions from throughout The Am Law 200.

Boies Schiller Set to Open Palo Alto Outpost

Patience Haggin : The Recorder : March 23, 2015

The office will house three lawyers and offer war rooms for visiting litigation teams.

Banking Industry Awaits Details on Cybersecurity Proposals

Ed Silverstein : Law Technology News : March 20, 2015

New York State superintendent of financial services offered concrete proposals on cybersecurity protection.

Prieto, Miner, Boies Named to Lead Plaintiffs in Takata Air Bag Litigation

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : March 18, 2015

Podhurst Orseck partner Peter Prieto will lead the plaintiffs side of the consolidated Takata air bag litigation in Miami federal court. Boies Schiller's David Boies and Colson Hicks' Curtis Miner also have leadership roles.

Motion to Keep Documents Sealed Denied

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 16, 2015

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap ruled that he would keep most documents under seal for only 10 more days.

Circuit Upholds Sanction Against Boies Schiller

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : March 13, 2015

The Second Circuit has upheld a decision to impose sanctions totaling more than $270,000 against Boies, Schiller & Flexner for taking a case with a client conflict.

20 Plaintiffs Firms Seek Roles in Takata Air Bag Litigation

Julie Kay : Daily Business Review : March 10, 2015

Twenty top law firms from around the country are applying for five lead counsel and two liaison positions in the Takata air bag multidistrict litigation case.

Judge Denies Guardrail Maker's Emergency Motion to Keep Documents Sealed

Miriam Rozen : Texas Lawyer : March 10, 2015

U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap ruled that he would keep most documents under seal for only 10 more days.

State Fights Sanctions in 'Wandering Dago' Case

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : March 09, 2015

New York state is fighting a defense request for sanctions over the loss of communications by the state's automatic email purging system months before a former Cuomo aide was subpoenaed, along with his emails, in a case involving the "Wandering Dago" lunch cart.


: The National Law Journal : March 09, 2015

Laterals and new arrivals in this week's column.