David Boies is well-known for his successful case against Bill Gates
and Microsoft, as well as his defense of another computer industry giant,
IBM Corp., against a Justice antitrust lawsuit that stretched 13 years
and is known as the agency's "Vietnam." Boies cross-examined
a Justice economist in that case for 38 days.
Boies was successful at getting seven of the world's largest drug companies
to agree to pay $1.17 billion to settle an antitrust class action charging
them with a worldwide conspiracy to fix vitamin prices. It's the largest
award in an antitrust class action. Boies also represented
Manhattan real estate magnate Sheldon H. Solow, who's case was against
W.R. Grace & Co. The jury awarded Mr. Solow $11.5 million on
asbestos-damage claims to his 57th Street building.
In his most recent legal battle, Boies represented Vice President Al
Gore in his battle for the White House in the 2000 Presidental Election.
Gore disputed the vote counts in the razor thin race in the State of Florida.
Everyone agrees that if anyone can best represent Gore, David Boies can.
A partner in Boies & Schiller
of Armonk, N.Y., Boies works hard to earn his $550-an-hour fee.
He frequently works without notes -- even appeared once before the
Supreme Court without using notes -- but has a highly polished courtroom
He was voted Lawyer of the Year by the The National Law Journal in 1999.
The National Law Journal described Boies as "the Michael Jordan of the
courtroom, an arena where he employs singular gifts--a steel-trap mind,
a laser-sharp memory, a head for chess and a skill with words--to raise
the level of the game for all involved."