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As a boy, raised in a farming community in rural Illinois, David Boies overcame a reading disability and graduated magna cum laude from Yale University Law School. He gained a reputation as one of the top litigators in the profession, praised as "a brilliant lawyer" and "a mad genius" for his courtroom arguments in high-profile cases. He represented CBS in a libel action brought by General William Westmoreland, defended IBM in 13 antitrust cases brought by the U.S. Justice Department, and appeared for the Department in its case against Microsoft, winning at trial and on appeal.

A former counsel to the U.S. Senate Antitrust Subcommittee and to the Senate Judiciary Committee, he represented U.S. Vice President Albert Gore before the Supreme Court in the historic case Bush v. Gore (2000). That year, TIME magazine named him "Lawyer of the Year." Theodore Olson, the opposing counsel in Bush v. Gore, joined forces with Boies to challenge California's Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage. The unlikely team prevailed in Federal District Court, on appeal, and before the U.S. Supreme Court in Hollingsworth v. Perry.

Today, David Boies chairs the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner, representing the most dynamic companies in American business, including Apple, Oracle and biotech startup Theranos. He is a leading philanthropist who has endowed chairs at law schools across the country as well as a center for the study of dyslexia at Yale University.




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