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American lawyer and chairmanwd:Q5231515
country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Northwestern University, Yale Law School, New York University School of Law, University of Redlands, Fullerton Union High School
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 has also represented various clients in suits involving in the United States, including Theranos, tobacco companies, and Harvey Weinstein.
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