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David Boies

American lawyer and chairman

1941   -  

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Northwestern University, Yale Law School, New York University School of Law, University of Redlands
occupation: lawyer

David Boies (; born March 11, 1941) is an American lawyer and chairman of the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner. Boies rose to national prominence for three major cases: leading the U.S. federal government's successful prosecution of Microsoft in United States v. Microsoft Corp., his unsuccessful representation of Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore in Bush v. Gore, and for successful representation of the plaintiff in Hollingsworth v. Perry, which invalidated California Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. Boies is also known for defending controversial clients in the United States, including Theranos, tobacco companies, and Harvey Weinstein.
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