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Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

  • Designation: Atlanta
  • Head Count: 258
  • Gross Revenues: $325,000,000
  • Revenue Per Lawyer: $1,260,000
  • Profits Per Partner: $2,725,000
  • Year Over Year Change: -1

Boies Schiller & Flexner was established in 1997. The firm ranked 89th on The American Lawyer's Am Law 100 in 2011 with $305,000,000 in gross revenue in 2010. Boies Schiller specializes in complex litigation and international arbitration. Practice areas include litigation, antitrust, appellate, constitutional law, and intellectual property. The firm has 241 lawyers in several states and the District of Columbia and was ranked 172nd on the 2011 NLJ 250, the National Law Journal's rankings of law firms by size.

Firm Rankings

Survey Rank Year Over Year Change Description
Am Law 100 92 -1 Gross revenue
Am Law 200 92 -1 Gross revenue
NLJ 250 175 -3 Lawyer head count
The A-List NR N/A Overall excellence
Pro Bono Scorecard 94 -26 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

Judge Stays Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Class Action

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 01, 2014

Senate Committee Advances Four Judicial Nominations

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 27, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved four nominations today, including a unanimous voice vote on Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Senate Confirms Christopher Cooper to D.C. Court

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Covington & Burling partner Christopher "Casey" Cooper to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Senate Confirms Christopher Cooper to D.C. Court

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Covington & Burling partner Christopher "Casey" Cooper to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Artist and Photographer Settle Infringement Suit

Jan Wolfe : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Famed "appropriation" artist Richard Prince has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit by photographer Patrick Cariou, according to a letter submitted by Cariou's attorney on Tuesday. The terms of the agreement are confidential.

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

Boies Schiller Loses Bid to End Client Fee Matter

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

For a second time, a judge has denied Boies Schiller & Flexner's summary judgment motion seeking legal fees against a former client—family members of Modell's Sporting Goods scion Mitchell Modell.

INADMISSIBLE: Judiciary Hiring Public Defenders Again

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Federal defender offices, which lost approximately 400 employees because of last year's mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration, have enough money in this year's budget to begin backfilling most of those positions, court officials said on March 11. Plus more in this week's column.

New Vacancy on D.C. Federal Bench

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 13, 2014

U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle will take senior status in June, opening up a new seat on Washington's federal trial court.

No Boies v. Wells Rematch as Terra Firma Takes Citigroup Case to U.K.

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

After more than four years and who knows how much money spent duking it out in the U.S., Terra Firma Capital Partners and Citigroup have opted to let an English court deal with their dispute over the 2007 sale of music label EMI.

Circuit Grants Writ to Client Who Pleaded on Bad Advice

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

An Australian national can stay in the United States because a federal appeals court ruled Monday that he cannot be punished for his attorney's incorrect advice about a crime not being a deportable offense.

Susman Godfrey

Pearl Wu : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

As if helping to secure a historic billion-dollar settlement against Toyota Motor Corp. didn't keep Susman Godfrey busy enough last year, the firm's performance was key in other landmark cases as well.

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward's dogged perseverance was instrumental in securing $1.06 billion for plaintiffs in the intricate urethane antitrust litigation last year.

INADMISSIBLE: Tanya Chutkan Breezes Through Hearing

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan sailed through her Feb. 25 confirmation hearing, setting her up for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plus more in this week's column.

Covington Scores for Salix in Pharma Contracts Trial

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

Napo Pharmaceuticals claimed that Salix never delivered on a promise to promote a potentially lucrative Napo drug, but a state court jury in Manhattan told Napo to pin the blame elsewhere.

Boies Schiller Partner Poised for Confirmation as Federal Judge

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today had no tough questions for Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan during her confirmation hearing for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Boies Schiller Partner Poised for Confirmation as Federal Judge

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today had no tough questions for Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan during her confirmation hearing for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Three Sidley Lawyers to Argue in Three Days in High Court

Tony Mauro : supreme_court_brief : January 19, 2014

It will be Sidley Austin week at the U.S. Supreme Court starting Feb. 24, with three of the firm's top partners slated to argue—one on each of the three days the court will be sitting.

Government Still Pursuing Greenberg Case 9 Years Later

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

After years of litigation pursued by three different state attorneys general and recent court rulings that seem to lift any remaining barriers to a trial, the end of the civil fraud case against business titan Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is still nowhere in sight.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

Ex-White House Lawyers Set Up New Practice at Boies Schiller

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

Karen Dunn, a former associate White House counsel, joins Boies, Schiller & Flexner as a partner in the firm's newly established crisis management and government response team.

The Lateral All-Stars

Hillary Flynn, Tom Brennan, Chris Johnson and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The most high-profile lateral partner moves of 2013.

Is Reliance on Lateral Hiring Destabilizing Firms?

William Henderson and Christopher Zorn : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

More than ever, firms look to laterals to boost profitability. But the data shows that it's not working.

First Department Upholds RMBS Fraud Claims Against Goldman Sachs

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 31, 2014

Fraud claims brought by an Australian hedge fund against Goldman Sachs, accused of selling mortgage-backed securities in 2007 to allegedly reduce its exposure to subprime risk can go forward, an Appellate Division, First Department panel ruled Thursday.

The Churn: Katten Grabs Bingham Real Estate Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Bingham McCutchen loses another practice group leader, as real estate cochair Kenneth Lore takes a nine-lawyer team to Katten Muchin Rosenman. Meanwhile, Skadden brings back a former partner to head its white-collar group and Blank Rome poaches two partners versed in sometimes tricky partnership issues from Greenberg Traurig.

Goldman Sachs Can't Escape CDO Fraud Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 31, 2014

A New York appeals court has allowed a defunct Australian hedge fund, Basis Yield Alpha Fund, to proceed with a $1 billion fraud case against Goldman Sachs & Co. The ruling is a win for the small litigation boutique Lewis Baach, and a setback for Goldman's lawyers at Boies Schiller.

N.Y. Fed Prevails on Claim Against Bailout of AIG

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

A federal appellate court has rejected a claim by former AIG chief executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's Starr International that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York breached its fiduciary duty by bailing out AIG during the height of the financial crisis in 2008.

Debevoise Knocks Out Greenberg Suit Over AIG Bailout

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 29, 2014

Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, the former chairman of American International Group, has reached a dead end in his company's $25 billion lawsuit alleging that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's takeover of AIG was unlawful.

Reefer Madness? Florida High Court Lets Voters Decide

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 27, 2014

The Florida Supreme Court accepts the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana over strong objections from Attorney General Pamela Bondi.

Virginia Abandons Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring filed court papers Thursday morning alerting a federal judge that he would no longer defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

'Wandering Dago' Suit Against State Moves Forward

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

While noting that the word "dago" is a "hurtful and indeed painful" slur to many people, a federal judge has allowed a lawsuit filed against the state for denying business to the "Wandering Dago" food truck to go forward.

As Many Am Law Firms Get Top LGBT Score, Some Don't Rate at All

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Released last month, the Human Rights Campaign's 2014 Corporate Equality Index gave perfect scores to 81 Am Law 200 firms based on the quality of their LGBT-related policies. At the same time, more than 60 firms failed to make the HRC list after not participating in the group's survey.

VOIR DIRE: Show of Force

: The National Law Journal : January 20, 2014

An appeals court decided not to suppress evidence of tax protester Charles Adams' tax evasion and conspiracy scheme just because IRS agents packed heat during the search. Plus more in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 13, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Winner, General Litigation Department of the Year: Debevoise & Plimpton

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : January 07, 2014

The 43 litigation partners at Debevoise produced two $25 billion results, a pair of trial defense wins worth $3.5 billion apiece, and the biggest investor-state award in arbitration history. No other firm can match their record for our contest.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS

: The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Attorney Fee-Shifting Bid in Vitamin C Antitrust Case Is Slashed by U.S. Judge

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

Eastern District Judge Brian Cogan credited the plaintiffs firms for the "high quality" of their work, but determined that all of the lawyers costs and a good chunk of their fees had already been covered by earlier settlements with codefendants.

Greenberg Seeks Ethics Probe of AG, Spokesmen

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Former AIG executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, who recently lodged a complaint with the Joint Commission on Public Ethics against the prosecutor attempting to bring Greenberg to trial on civil fraud charges, now says the attorney general and two spokesmen violated the public officers law in making public comments about that case.

Finalist, General Litigation Department of the Year: Gibson Dunn

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Love them or hate them (or, more likely, fear them) you can't ignore Gibson Dunn's cascade of litigation triumphs.

Landmark Rulings in Civil Rights Cases Define Court

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 confronted the Voting Rights Act, state and federal same-sex marriage issues and affirmative action.

Political Stalemate Ends With Nomination of Five Judges to Federal Bench

Review staff : Daily Business Review : January 20, 2013

The so-called nuclear option exercised by U.S. Senate Democrats to compel action on nominations by President Obama shows signs of working on federal judicial selections.

Family Urges Israel to Allow Security Officer to Testify

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2013

The family of a Florida teenager who was killed by a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv while on a school trip, is seeking to compel the government of Israel to allow one of its retired intelligence officers, to testify in a lawsuit accusing government-owned Bank of China of providing financial services to the terrorists.

Boies Schiller Tops Other Firms in Associate Bonuses

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

As it does every year, Boies Schiller has awarded associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have matched the range set by Cravath earlier this month.

Cahill Tops Cravath Bonuses; Others Reward Top Billers

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

Cahill Gordon & Reindel told its associates Friday that they will receive bonuses this year that range from $10,000 to $25,000 above the market scale established by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Kaye Scholer and Schulte Roth & Zabel, meanwhile, plan to treat their highest-billing associates to bonuses beyond the $10,000-to-$60,000 standard.

Boies Schiller Tops Bonus Scale Again As Most Match Market

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2013

As it does every year, Boies, Schiller & Flexner has awarded 2013 associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the firm's high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have now fallen in line with the $10,000-to-$60,000 range set, as usual, by Cravath, Swaine & Moore earlier this month.

Bellacosa Attacks A.G. for Comments in Greenberg Fraud Case

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2013

A former Court of Appeals judge has accused the lead prosecutor in the New York attorney general's long-running case against former American International Group boss Maurice "Hank" Greenberg of intentionally deceiving trial and appellate judges.

The Churn: In and Out at Kaye Scholer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

Kaye Scholer loses a partner on each coast while hiring senior attorneys in its Chicago and Frankfurt offices; the former director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition returns to Boies, Schiller & Flexner; and Gardere Wynne Sewell expands by three in Dallas..

Litigation Dept. of the Year: Finalist Gibson Dunn

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 06, 2013

Florida Justices Question Wording Of Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 05, 2013

An advocate for a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana struggled to defend the wording of a ballot measure that the attorney general claims is misleading.

Houston Astros' Stake in TV Network at Issue in Suit by New Owner

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 02, 2013

Houston Baseball Partners, the owner of the Houston Astros, filed a fraud and negligent misrepresentation lawsuit against R. Drayton McLane Jr. and McLane Champions, which formerly owned the Astros; Comcast Corp.; and NBCUniversal Media, alleging it was "duped" when it bought the team and the team's interest in a regional TV network.

Google's File Cabinet Squares Off Against Oracle's Ann Droid

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 27, 2013

Oracle lawyer E. Joshua Rosenkranz wields a new metaphor as computer code copyright fight goes before the Federal Circuit.

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Two 'Exceptional Case' Appeals

Robert C. Scheinfeld and Parker H. Bagley : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2013

In their Patent and Trademark Law column, Robert C. Scheinfeld of Baker Botts and Parker H. Bagley of Boies, Schiller & Flexner write: On Oct. 1, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in two different patent infringement cases involving the issue of fee shifting in "exceptional cases" under 35 U.S.C. §285. Both of the cases involve fee awards sought against non-practicing entities, or so-called "patent trolls." Depending on how the court rules, it may become easier for defendants to recover their attorney fees when forced to defend "objectively baseless" infringement suits brought by patent trolls and others.

Houston Astros' Stake in TV Network at Issue in Suit by New Owner

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 25, 2013

Houston Baseball Partners, the owner of the Houston Astros, has filed a fraud and negligent misrepresentation lawsuit against former owner R. Drayton McLane Jr.; McLane Champions, the former owner of the Astros; Comcast Corp.; and NBCUniversal Media, alleging it was "duped" when it bought the team and the team's interest in a regional TV network.

JPMorgan Chase Settles Mortgage Claims for $13 Billion

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2013

Federal and state prosecutors issued a stern warning to banks as enforcement officials announced a record $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over its role in the financial crisis: Investigations are ongoing.

Tobacco Companies Appealing to Force New Venue

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 19, 2013

Tobacco companies appear to be targeting smoker cases filed in Miami, where the only physical connection is the plaintiffs law firm.

Feds, States Settle JPMorgan Mortgage Claims for $13 Billion

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Federal and state prosecutors issued a stern warning to banks on Tuesday as enforcement officials announced a record $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over its role in the financial crisis: Investigations are ongoing.

Shunning Politics, John Edwards Returns to the Law

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 18, 2013

Former U.S. senator and two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has renounced any further political ambitions and returned to the practice of law.

Halliburton, Investors Spar in Securities Fraud Dispute

Jamie Schuman : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2013

In last term’s , four justices signaled an interest in overturning a 25-year-old precedent that makes it easier for shareholders to sue companies for securities fraud. A petition in asks the Supreme Court to do just that.

INADMISSIBLE: Wiley Rein Asks For $2M Fee in Voting Case

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013

Lawyers from Wiley Rein who successfully challenged the Voting Rights Act before the U.S. Supreme Court want the government to pay $2 million in legal fees. Plus more in this week's column.

How the Magic Circle Lost the Battle for New York

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2013

Despite decades of effort and millions of dollars spent, the U.K.'s Magic Circle firms still haven't made a dent in the New York market.

Host Hotels GC ID'd Boies Schiller Conflict Early On

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 04, 2013

Hell hath no fury like a general counsel scorned by her outside counsel. And Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. GC Elizabeth Abdoo made sure Boies, Schiller & Flexner felt the depth of that fury.

How the Magic Circle Lost the Battle for New York

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2013

Despite decades of effort and millions of dollars spent, the U.K.'s Magic Circle firms still haven't made a dent in the New York market.

The Experts

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The New York Law Journal thanks our legal columnists who have been contributing to the Law Journal from the 1960s to the present day.

Fee Tracker: Penn State's Sex Abuse Tab, Herbalife and Twitter

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2013

Tallying up what Am Law 200 firms are making for their work on notable matters in the news, including the Penn State sex abuse scandal, Bill Ackman's bet against Herbalife, the coming Wikipedia reboot and Twitter's planned IPO.

States' Standing to Bring Mass Torts in Concert Tested

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

During the last two decades, state attorneys general have emerged as successful pursuers of major fraud by corporations. However, their efforts now face an aggressive challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court by the nation's business community.

JPMorgan Deal's Costly Side Effects

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013

As JPMorgan Chase & Co. hammers out a $13 billion settlement with the government, the bank has more to worry about than paying Uncle Sam and consumers. Any settlement would also have direct repercussions in a $10 billion lawsuit Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. has filed over shoddy assets.

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IN-DEPTH RESEARCH REPORT
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In the News

Judge Stays Virginia Same-Sex Marriage Class Action

Mike Scarcella : Legal Times : January 01, 2014

Senate Committee Advances Four Judicial Nominations

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 27, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved four nominations today, including a unanimous voice vote on Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan to serve on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Senate Confirms Christopher Cooper to D.C. Court

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Covington & Burling partner Christopher "Casey" Cooper to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Senate Confirms Christopher Cooper to D.C. Court

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 26, 2014

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday unanimously confirmed Covington & Burling partner Christopher "Casey" Cooper to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Artist and Photographer Settle Infringement Suit

Jan Wolfe : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Famed "appropriation" artist Richard Prince has settled a copyright infringement lawsuit by photographer Patrick Cariou, according to a letter submitted by Cariou's attorney on Tuesday. The terms of the agreement are confidential.

Big Firms Wait on Sidelines as West Slaps Russia With Sanctions

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 18, 2014

The Obama administration and European Union announced sanctions Monday against several key individuals with ties to the Kremlin, just one day before President Vladimir Putin said he would accept Crimea's bid to join the Russian Federation. Caught in the middle are several top international and Am Law 100 firms, whose Moscow offices could be adversely affected. should the schism between East and West become more pronounced. Amid the uncertainty, two big Russian M&A deals yielded roles this week for four Magic Circle firms.

Boies Schiller Loses Bid to End Client Fee Matter

Christine Simmons : New York Law Journal : January 17, 2014

For a second time, a judge has denied Boies Schiller & Flexner's summary judgment motion seeking legal fees against a former client—family members of Modell's Sporting Goods scion Mitchell Modell.

INADMISSIBLE: Judiciary Hiring Public Defenders Again

: The National Law Journal : January 17, 2014

Federal defender offices, which lost approximately 400 employees because of last year's mandatory budget cuts known as sequestration, have enough money in this year's budget to begin backfilling most of those positions, court officials said on March 11. Plus more in this week's column.

New Vacancy on D.C. Federal Bench

Zoe Tillman : Legal Times : January 13, 2014

U.S. District Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle will take senior status in June, opening up a new seat on Washington's federal trial court.

No Boies v. Wells Rematch as Terra Firma Takes Citigroup Case to U.K.

Ross Todd : The Litigation Daily : January 10, 2014

After more than four years and who knows how much money spent duking it out in the U.S., Terra Firma Capital Partners and Citigroup have opted to let an English court deal with their dispute over the 2007 sale of music label EMI.

Circuit Grants Writ to Client Who Pleaded on Bad Advice

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 04, 2014

An Australian national can stay in the United States because a federal appeals court ruled Monday that he cannot be punished for his attorney's incorrect advice about a crime not being a deportable offense.

Susman Godfrey

Pearl Wu : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

As if helping to secure a historic billion-dollar settlement against Toyota Motor Corp. didn't keep Susman Godfrey busy enough last year, the firm's performance was key in other landmark cases as well.

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward

Sheri Qualters : The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Freedman Boyd Hollander Goldberg Urias & Ward's dogged perseverance was instrumental in securing $1.06 billion for plaintiffs in the intricate urethane antitrust litigation last year.

INADMISSIBLE: Tanya Chutkan Breezes Through Hearing

: The National Law Journal : January 03, 2014

Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan sailed through her Feb. 25 confirmation hearing, setting her up for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Plus more in this week's column.

Covington Scores for Salix in Pharma Contracts Trial

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 25, 2014

Napo Pharmaceuticals claimed that Salix never delivered on a promise to promote a potentially lucrative Napo drug, but a state court jury in Manhattan told Napo to pin the blame elsewhere.

Boies Schiller Partner Poised for Confirmation as Federal Judge

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today had no tough questions for Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan during her confirmation hearing for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Boies Schiller Partner Poised for Confirmation as Federal Judge

Todd Ruger : Legal Times : January 25, 2014

The Senate Judiciary Committee today had no tough questions for Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner Tanya Chutkan during her confirmation hearing for a spot on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Three Sidley Lawyers to Argue in Three Days in High Court

Tony Mauro : supreme_court_brief : January 19, 2014

It will be Sidley Austin week at the U.S. Supreme Court starting Feb. 24, with three of the firm's top partners slated to argue—one on each of the three days the court will be sitting.

Government Still Pursuing Greenberg Case 9 Years Later

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2014

After years of litigation pursued by three different state attorneys general and recent court rulings that seem to lift any remaining barriers to a trial, the end of the civil fraud case against business titan Maurice "Hank" Greenberg is still nowhere in sight.

The Churn: Milbank, Shearman Land Securities Litigators, Plus More Lateral Moves

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 14, 2014

A string of New York securities litigators are on the move; Bingham loses two Los Angeles–based lawyers to Winston and a partner in San Francisco to Manatt; and a former U.S. ambassador rejoins Jones Day.

Ex-White House Lawyers Set Up New Practice at Boies Schiller

Katelyn Polantz : Legal Times : January 14, 2014

Karen Dunn, a former associate White House counsel, joins Boies, Schiller & Flexner as a partner in the firm's newly established crisis management and government response team.

The Lateral All-Stars

Hillary Flynn, Tom Brennan, Chris Johnson and Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

The most high-profile lateral partner moves of 2013.

Is Reliance on Lateral Hiring Destabilizing Firms?

William Henderson and Christopher Zorn : The American Lawyer : January 03, 2014

More than ever, firms look to laterals to boost profitability. But the data shows that it's not working.

First Department Upholds RMBS Fraud Claims Against Goldman Sachs

Suevon Lee : Commercial Litigation Insider : January 31, 2014

Fraud claims brought by an Australian hedge fund against Goldman Sachs, accused of selling mortgage-backed securities in 2007 to allegedly reduce its exposure to subprime risk can go forward, an Appellate Division, First Department panel ruled Thursday.

The Churn: Katten Grabs Bingham Real Estate Group, Plus More Lateral Moves

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 31, 2014

Bingham McCutchen loses another practice group leader, as real estate cochair Kenneth Lore takes a nine-lawyer team to Katten Muchin Rosenman. Meanwhile, Skadden brings back a former partner to head its white-collar group and Blank Rome poaches two partners versed in sometimes tricky partnership issues from Greenberg Traurig.

Goldman Sachs Can't Escape CDO Fraud Case

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 31, 2014

A New York appeals court has allowed a defunct Australian hedge fund, Basis Yield Alpha Fund, to proceed with a $1 billion fraud case against Goldman Sachs & Co. The ruling is a win for the small litigation boutique Lewis Baach, and a setback for Goldman's lawyers at Boies Schiller.

N.Y. Fed Prevails on Claim Against Bailout of AIG

Mark Hamblett : New York Law Journal : January 30, 2014

A federal appellate court has rejected a claim by former AIG chief executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg's Starr International that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York breached its fiduciary duty by bailing out AIG during the height of the financial crisis in 2008.

Debevoise Knocks Out Greenberg Suit Over AIG Bailout

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 29, 2014

Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, the former chairman of American International Group, has reached a dead end in his company's $25 billion lawsuit alleging that the Federal Reserve Bank of New York's takeover of AIG was unlawful.

Reefer Madness? Florida High Court Lets Voters Decide

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 27, 2014

The Florida Supreme Court accepts the wording of a proposed constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana over strong objections from Attorney General Pamela Bondi.

Virginia Abandons Defense of Same-Sex Marriage Ban

Zoe Tillman : The National Law Journal : January 23, 2014

Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring filed court papers Thursday morning alerting a federal judge that he would no longer defend the state's ban on same-sex marriage.

'Wandering Dago' Suit Against State Moves Forward

Joel Stashenko : New York Law Journal : January 22, 2014

While noting that the word "dago" is a "hurtful and indeed painful" slur to many people, a federal judge has allowed a lawsuit filed against the state for denying business to the "Wandering Dago" food truck to go forward.

As Many Am Law Firms Get Top LGBT Score, Some Don't Rate at All

Tom Huddleston Jr. : The Am Law Daily : January 21, 2014

Released last month, the Human Rights Campaign's 2014 Corporate Equality Index gave perfect scores to 81 Am Law 200 firms based on the quality of their LGBT-related policies. At the same time, more than 60 firms failed to make the HRC list after not participating in the group's survey.

VOIR DIRE: Show of Force

: The National Law Journal : January 20, 2014

An appeals court decided not to suppress evidence of tax protester Charles Adams' tax evasion and conspiracy scheme just because IRS agents packed heat during the search. Plus more in this week's column.

On the Move

: The Recorder : January 13, 2014

New hires, promotions, appointments and awards in-house, at firms, and in government and academia.

Winner, General Litigation Department of the Year: Debevoise & Plimpton

Michael D. Goldhaber : The American Lawyer : January 07, 2014

The 43 litigation partners at Debevoise produced two $25 billion results, a pair of trial defense wins worth $3.5 billion apiece, and the biggest investor-state award in arbitration history. No other firm can match their record for our contest.

VERDICTS & SETTLEMENTS

: The National Law Journal : January 06, 2014

Attorney Fee-Shifting Bid in Vitamin C Antitrust Case Is Slashed by U.S. Judge

Jan Wolfe : The Litigation Daily : January 03, 2014

Eastern District Judge Brian Cogan credited the plaintiffs firms for the "high quality" of their work, but determined that all of the lawyers costs and a good chunk of their fees had already been covered by earlier settlements with codefendants.

Greenberg Seeks Ethics Probe of AG, Spokesmen

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 02, 2014

Former AIG executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg, who recently lodged a complaint with the Joint Commission on Public Ethics against the prosecutor attempting to bring Greenberg to trial on civil fraud charges, now says the attorney general and two spokesmen violated the public officers law in making public comments about that case.

Finalist, General Litigation Department of the Year: Gibson Dunn

Jan Wolfe : The American Lawyer : January 02, 2014

Love them or hate them (or, more likely, fear them) you can't ignore Gibson Dunn's cascade of litigation triumphs.

Landmark Rulings in Civil Rights Cases Define Court

Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The U.S. Supreme Court in 2013 confronted the Voting Rights Act, state and federal same-sex marriage issues and affirmative action.

Political Stalemate Ends With Nomination of Five Judges to Federal Bench

Review staff : Daily Business Review : January 20, 2013

The so-called nuclear option exercised by U.S. Senate Democrats to compel action on nominations by President Obama shows signs of working on federal judicial selections.

Family Urges Israel to Allow Security Officer to Testify

Brendan Pierson : New York Law Journal : January 18, 2013

The family of a Florida teenager who was killed by a terrorist attack in Tel Aviv while on a school trip, is seeking to compel the government of Israel to allow one of its retired intelligence officers, to testify in a lawsuit accusing government-owned Bank of China of providing financial services to the terrorists.

Boies Schiller Tops Other Firms in Associate Bonuses

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

As it does every year, Boies Schiller has awarded associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have matched the range set by Cravath earlier this month.

Cahill Tops Cravath Bonuses; Others Reward Top Billers

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 13, 2013

Cahill Gordon & Reindel told its associates Friday that they will receive bonuses this year that range from $10,000 to $25,000 above the market scale established by Cravath, Swaine & Moore. Kaye Scholer and Schulte Roth & Zabel, meanwhile, plan to treat their highest-billing associates to bonuses beyond the $10,000-to-$60,000 standard.

Boies Schiller Tops Bonus Scale Again As Most Match Market

Sara Randazzo : The Am Law Daily : January 11, 2013

As it does every year, Boies, Schiller & Flexner has awarded 2013 associate bonuses significantly sweeter than those doled out by the rest of The Am Law 100, with the firm's high end hitting $300,000. Meanwhile, at least 10 other firms have now fallen in line with the $10,000-to-$60,000 range set, as usual, by Cravath, Swaine & Moore earlier this month.

Bellacosa Attacks A.G. for Comments in Greenberg Fraud Case

John Caher : New York Law Journal : January 11, 2013

A former Court of Appeals judge has accused the lead prosecutor in the New York attorney general's long-running case against former American International Group boss Maurice "Hank" Greenberg of intentionally deceiving trial and appellate judges.

The Churn: In and Out at Kaye Scholer, Plus More Lateral Moves

Hillary Flynn : The Am Law Daily : January 06, 2013

Kaye Scholer loses a partner on each coast while hiring senior attorneys in its Chicago and Frankfurt offices; the former director of the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition returns to Boies, Schiller & Flexner; and Gardere Wynne Sewell expands by three in Dallas..

Litigation Dept. of the Year: Finalist Gibson Dunn

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 06, 2013

Florida Justices Question Wording Of Medical Marijuana Ballot Measure

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 05, 2013

An advocate for a constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana struggled to defend the wording of a ballot measure that the attorney general claims is misleading.

Houston Astros' Stake in TV Network at Issue in Suit by New Owner

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 02, 2013

Houston Baseball Partners, the owner of the Houston Astros, filed a fraud and negligent misrepresentation lawsuit against R. Drayton McLane Jr. and McLane Champions, which formerly owned the Astros; Comcast Corp.; and NBCUniversal Media, alleging it was "duped" when it bought the team and the team's interest in a regional TV network.

Google's File Cabinet Squares Off Against Oracle's Ann Droid

Scott Graham : The Recorder : January 27, 2013

Oracle lawyer E. Joshua Rosenkranz wields a new metaphor as computer code copyright fight goes before the Federal Circuit.

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Two 'Exceptional Case' Appeals

Robert C. Scheinfeld and Parker H. Bagley : New York Law Journal : January 27, 2013

In their Patent and Trademark Law column, Robert C. Scheinfeld of Baker Botts and Parker H. Bagley of Boies, Schiller & Flexner write: On Oct. 1, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in two different patent infringement cases involving the issue of fee shifting in "exceptional cases" under 35 U.S.C. §285. Both of the cases involve fee awards sought against non-practicing entities, or so-called "patent trolls." Depending on how the court rules, it may become easier for defendants to recover their attorney fees when forced to defend "objectively baseless" infringement suits brought by patent trolls and others.

Houston Astros' Stake in TV Network at Issue in Suit by New Owner

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys : Texas Lawyer : January 25, 2013

Houston Baseball Partners, the owner of the Houston Astros, has filed a fraud and negligent misrepresentation lawsuit against former owner R. Drayton McLane Jr.; McLane Champions, the former owner of the Astros; Comcast Corp.; and NBCUniversal Media, alleging it was "duped" when it bought the team and the team's interest in a regional TV network.

JPMorgan Chase Settles Mortgage Claims for $13 Billion

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 20, 2013

Federal and state prosecutors issued a stern warning to banks as enforcement officials announced a record $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over its role in the financial crisis: Investigations are ongoing.

Tobacco Companies Appealing to Force New Venue

Adolfo Pesquera : Daily Business Review : January 19, 2013

Tobacco companies appear to be targeting smoker cases filed in Miami, where the only physical connection is the plaintiffs law firm.

Feds, States Settle JPMorgan Mortgage Claims for $13 Billion

Todd Ruger : The National Law Journal : January 19, 2013

Federal and state prosecutors issued a stern warning to banks on Tuesday as enforcement officials announced a record $13 billion settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. over its role in the financial crisis: Investigations are ongoing.

Shunning Politics, John Edwards Returns to the Law

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 18, 2013

Former U.S. senator and two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards has renounced any further political ambitions and returned to the practice of law.

Halliburton, Investors Spar in Securities Fraud Dispute

Jamie Schuman : The National Law Journal : January 12, 2013

In last term’s , four justices signaled an interest in overturning a 25-year-old precedent that makes it easier for shareholders to sue companies for securities fraud. A petition in asks the Supreme Court to do just that.

INADMISSIBLE: Wiley Rein Asks For $2M Fee in Voting Case

: The National Law Journal : January 11, 2013

Lawyers from Wiley Rein who successfully challenged the Voting Rights Act before the U.S. Supreme Court want the government to pay $2 million in legal fees. Plus more in this week's column.

How the Magic Circle Lost the Battle for New York

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 05, 2013

Despite decades of effort and millions of dollars spent, the U.K.'s Magic Circle firms still haven't made a dent in the New York market.

Host Hotels GC ID'd Boies Schiller Conflict Early On

Sue Reisinger : Corporate Counsel : January 04, 2013

Hell hath no fury like a general counsel scorned by her outside counsel. And Host Hotels & Resorts Inc. GC Elizabeth Abdoo made sure Boies, Schiller & Flexner felt the depth of that fury.

How the Magic Circle Lost the Battle for New York

Chris Johnson : The American Lawyer : January 31, 2013

Despite decades of effort and millions of dollars spent, the U.K.'s Magic Circle firms still haven't made a dent in the New York market.

The Experts

: New York Law Journal : January 30, 2013

The New York Law Journal thanks our legal columnists who have been contributing to the Law Journal from the 1960s to the present day.

Fee Tracker: Penn State's Sex Abuse Tab, Herbalife and Twitter

Brian Baxter : The Am Law Daily : January 30, 2013

Tallying up what Am Law 200 firms are making for their work on notable matters in the news, including the Penn State sex abuse scandal, Bill Ackman's bet against Herbalife, the coming Wikipedia reboot and Twitter's planned IPO.

States' Standing to Bring Mass Torts in Concert Tested

Marcia Coyle : The National Law Journal : January 30, 2013

During the last two decades, state attorneys general have emerged as successful pursuers of major fraud by corporations. However, their efforts now face an aggressive challenge in the U.S. Supreme Court by the nation's business community.

JPMorgan Deal's Costly Side Effects

Jenna Greene : The National Law Journal : January 28, 2013

As JPMorgan Chase & Co. hammers out a $13 billion settlement with the government, the bank has more to worry about than paying Uncle Sam and consumers. Any settlement would also have direct repercussions in a $10 billion lawsuit Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. has filed over shoddy assets.