On Feb. 24, the Citizens Committee for New York City, a civic group founded in 1975 at the apex of the city’s fiscal crisis, honored the legal giants David Boies and Ted Olson. Paul Singer, the CEO of Elliott Management, presented them with the New Yorker for New York Award. Below are Mr. Singer’s remarks. Read More
Last Monday at Gotham Hall the Citizens Committee for NYC named two co-winners of its Dodgeball-inspired “New Yorker for New York” award – super lawyers Ted Olson and David Boies. I’ve followed David Boies’ career closely since even before the first time I wrote about him, which was a few months before he and Mr. Olson faced off before the Supreme Court in Gore v Bush.
On a recent afternoon, David Boies, 65, and his son Christopher, 38, pulled up chairs for an interview in the firm’s glossy new Manhattan offices on Lexington Avenue. “DB,” as he is known in the office, was adrift in a baggy navy suit and suede walking shoes. Christopher, who shares his father’s sharp turquoise eyes Read More
Bruce Wasserstein, David Boies, and Lawrence Buttenweiser are three specimens of a special breed of New Yorker: serial donors to Mark Green.
They’re the ones who have always come back for more, keeping Mr. Green in the business of running for office over the past 26 years, during which time he has sought election seven Read More
Mark Green picked up the endorsements of several dozen prominent lawyers yesterday, including old allies like David Boies, Floyd Abrams, and Ted Sorensen.
But one name lower down the list may mean more to contemporary New York politics: Michael Hardy.
That’s because Hardy is Al Sharpton’s lawyer. Read More
In a class-action lawsuit charging price-fixing among the top modeling agencies in New York, a federal judge has approved a nearly $22 million settlement, a figure presumably far beyond the hopes of the five former models who filed it about three years ago.
Even so, the plaintiffs’ attorneys-including lead counsel Andrew Hayes, a partner in Read More
Courting Justice: From New York Yankees vs. Major League Baseball to Bush vs. Gore, 1997-2000, by David Boies. Miramax, 416 pages, $25.95.
When titans of industry, attorneys general of the United States and Democratic Presidential candidates needed to lawyer up during the last 10 years, they all turned to David Boies. Son of a Midwestern Read More
They came to talk strategy in a wartime election, six of New York’s brightest political lights, sitting within a few feet of each other at a round table hosted by The New York Observer on the Upper East Side. The aim was insight into this remarkable and divisive election from veterans of the highest level Read More
David Boies, the lead attorney for Al Gore’s campaign during
last year’s Presidential recount in Florida, has a new client, one who isn’t
about to let a vote-counting mess get in the way of his Mayoral ambitions:
Public Advocate Mark Green.
The Observer has
learned that Mr. Green has enlisted Mr. Boies to put Read More
Talk about a Constitutional crisis: When the Supreme Court
threw out a Georgia law that forced Indians off lands given them by treaty, the
Southern lawmakers simply pretended the decision didn’t exist. All eyes turned
to the President, Andrew Jackson, to see if he would support the federal
judiciary. Jackson, no great fan of the Read More