Since 1997 Mr. Boies has been the Chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP. Prior to 1997 Mr. Boies was a partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.
Mr. Boies is the recipient of Honorary Doctor of Laws from New York University, the University of Redlands, New York Law School, and the University of New Hampshire School of Law, and an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the Chicago Theological Seminary.
Mr. Boies has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine. He has been named Global International Litigator of the Year by Who’s Who Legal an unprecedented seven times, as well as Litigator of the Year by The American Lawyer; Lawyer of the Year by The National Law Journal; runner-up Person of the Year by Time Magazine; the Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by the New York Bar Association; Best Lawyers in America for more than 25 years; and a Star Individual by Chambers USA. In 2013, he was named one of the Top 50 Big Law Innovators of the Last 50 Years by The American Lawyer.
His awards include the Award of Merit from the Yale Law School, the ABA Medal from the American Bar Association, the Vanderbilt Medal from New York University Law School, the Pinnacle Award from the International Dyslexia Association, the William Brennan Award from the University of Virginia, the Role Model Award from Equality Forum, the Lead by Example Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers, the Eisendrath Bearer of Light Award from the Union for Reform Judaism, a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Center for Justice, the National Equality Award from the Human Rights Campaign, and the Award for Public Service from the Woodrow Wilson Center.
Mr. Boies served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Antitrust Subcommittee in 1978 and Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in 1979.
In 1991-1993, Mr. Boies was counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, recovering $1.2 billion from companies who sold junk bonds to failed savings and loan associations. In 1998-2000, he served as Special Trial Counsel for the United States Department of Justice in its antitrust suit against Microsoft.
In 2000, Mr. Boies served as the lead counsel for former Vice-President Al Gore in connection with litigation relating to the Florida vote count. In 2009-2014, as co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Perry v. Brown and Bostic v. Virginia, he won judgments establishing for the first time the federal constitutional right for gay and lesbian citizens to marry in California and Virginia.
Mr. Boies was born in Sycamore, Illinois on March 11, 1941. He attended the University of Redlands (1960-62), and received a B.S. from Northwestern University (1964), an LL.B., magna cum laude from Yale University (1966), and an LL.M. from New York University (1967).
Mr. Boies is a member of Phi Beta Kappa; a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; and a Trustee of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York University Law School Foundation, and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Mr. Boies is the author of numerous publications including Public Control of Business (with Paul Verkuil), published by Little Brown in 1977, Courting Justice, published by Miramax in 2004, and Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality (with Theodore Olson), published by Viking in 2014. He has taught courses at New York University Law School and Cardozo Law School.
Zack Schiller has been at the forefront of the film entertainment industry for over a decade. His involvement in every aspect of the feature film sector from creative development to physical production to dealmaking has culminated in the formation and forward thinking approach of BSFG. Upon graduating from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Mr. Schiller worked for Garry Shandling on the commercially successful “What Planet Are you From?” Upon completion of the film, Mr. Schiller began working for Doug Belgrad, President of Sony Pictures Entertianment Group and ultimately transitioned to work for Adam Sandler at his production company Happy Madison. Mr. Schiller was actively engaged in the behind the scenes development and production of the feature films “Anger Management”, “Mr. Deeds”, “Big Daddy”, “8 Crazy Nights”, and “Grandma’s Boy”. In 2011, Mr. Schiller financed and produced the film “Son of Morning” starring Heather Graham and Bob Odenkirk. After the formation of BSFG, Zack Schiller co-financed and produced ESCAPE PLAN starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone as well as the upcoming JANE GOT A GUN starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton and Ewan McGregor. BSFG has two films currently in production “Midnight Sun” with Bella Thorne, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Rob Riggle and “The Babysitter” which is a coproduction between BSFG and New Line directed by McG. Mr. Schiller is also currently developing an action/comedy feature adaptation of the long running television series COPS with Ruben Fleischer attached to direct.
Upon graduating from U.C. Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts in History, Mr. Andre began his entertainment career at Creative Artists Agency, working in both Television for Tracey Murray and Motion Picture for Dan Aloni. In 2009, Mr. Andre moved to Participant Media. While working under the President of Production, he contributed to the development of THE CRAZIES, THE HELP, CONTAGION, and BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL. In 2011, Mr. Andre moved to Underground Films where he identified, spearheaded and closed negotiations for the rights to WHERE IN THE WORLD IS CARMEN SANDIEGO; setting the project up at Walden Media. In 2012, Mr. Andre transitioned to running feature development at FilmEngine where he collaborated with Full Clip Productions to create Sam Worthington’s HUNTER’S PRAYER.