David Boies Bio, Career, Education, Age, Spouse, Height and Net Worth

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Who is David Boies?

David Boies is an American attorney and chairman of the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner. He is well known for leading the US federal government’s successful prosecution of Microsoft in the United States v/s Microsoft Corp. In addition, David gained public attention, when he unsuccessfully defended Democratic candidate Al Gore against George Bush.

Furthermore, he also successfully represented Hollingsworth against Perry, which invalidated California Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. He has represented controversial clients in the US, including Theranos, tobacco companies, and Harvey Weinstein.


Law Firm

After he graduated from law school he joined Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he began his legal career in 1963. After few years working for the firm, he became a partner in 1973. However, in 1997 he departed Cravath because a notable client complained to his representation of the New York Yankees, despite the firm’s finding that there was no conflict. David left the firm within 48 hours after learning of the client’s objection.  He went ahead and founded his own firm, which is today known as Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP.

Currently, his law firm is rated 23rd in “overall prestige” and also is rated 15th among New York law firms by Vault.com, a website on legal career information.

A Photo of David Boies
A Photo of David Boies

Notable Cases

He defended the Justice Department against the Microsoft Corp case. He won the case at trial and in addition, the verdict was upheld on appeal. The appeal court reversed the remedy granted (company dissolution) and remanded the case to the trial court for further proceedings. Moreover, Following that, the matter was resolved by the George W. Bush administration. Boies, according to Bill Gates, is “out to destroy Microsoft.” Furthermore, in 2001 the Washington Monthly named him as “a brilliant trial lawyer” and a mad genius for his work on the Microsoft case.

David lost his first significant file-sharing case which eventually led to Napster bankruptcy. Moreover, while he was still in Cravath, represented CBS in the liberal suit Westmoreland v. CBS from 1984 until 1985. However, after the case being dragged for two years, it was eventually dropped.

Furthermore, he defended Vice President Al Gore in Bush v Gore, during the 2000 U.S presidential election. In Jay Roach’s Recount which emphasized the case, Boies is played by Ed Begley Jr.

In 2006, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP negotiated a significant settlement with The American International Group on behalf of its client, C. V. Starr. The firm was owned by Maurice R. Greenberg, A.I.G.’s former chairman, and CEO. In addition, he won a trial claim in 2015 that the government’s $85 billion bailouts of AIG were unjust to the company’s owners. Boies has filed an appeal, requesting that the sentence be increased.

Furthermore, he went ahead and negotiate on behalf of American Express two of the highest civil antitrust settlements ever for a private company: $2.25 billion from Visa and 1.8 billion from MasterCard. In addition, he is defending director Michael Moore in connection with a Treasury Department inquiry involving Moore’s visit to Cuba while making Sicko.

How Old Is David Boies?

He was born on March 11, 1941, currently, he is aged 80 years

David Boies Family

Who are His Parents?

Boies was born in Sycamore, Illinois to his parents who are both teachers. In addition, he was raised in a farming community.

Does He Have Siblings?

He has four siblings, though much is not known about them

David Boies Education

He attended Fullerton Union High School in Fullerton, California. After that, he attended the University of Redlands from 1960 to 1962, he then went ahead and joined Northwestern University, where he graduated in 1964 with a B.S degree. In 1966 he earned his JD degree from Yale Law School. Boies earned his LL.M degree from New York University School of Law in 1967. In 2000 he was awarded honorary LL.D from the University of Redlands.

David Boies Wife

Currently, he is happily married to Mary Boies, the two tied the knot in 1982

David Boies Kids

Boies and her wife have six adult children, Mary Regency Boies, Jonathan Boies, Christopher, Caryl, Alexander, and David Boies III.

Other cases

David joined Theodore Olson, following the California Supreme Court ruling on Strauss v Horton. They were opposing lawyers in Bush v. Gore in the lawsuit Perry v. Brown seeking to reverse the state of California’s Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage.

Moreover, in August 2010, a District Court judge decided in their favor, declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional. On June 26, 2013, the United States Supreme Court found that the supporters of Proposition 8 lacked standing to dispute the case, leaving the District Court verdict to stand. On June 28, 2013, same-sex weddings were reinstated in California.

Further his law firm, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP helped the government in obtaining a $155 million settlement. They obtained the Settlement from Medco Health Solutions in connection with a qui tam complaint alleging that Medco assisted some pharmaceutical companies in making more money by driving prescriptions to them. In addition to the payment, Medco signed a corporate integrity agreement.

David joined the team of attorney in March 2010, defending Jamie McCourt in her divorce from Los Angeles Dodger owner Frank Mc Court. in addition, he was also part of the team that defended the National Football League in their antitrust litigation Brady v NFL.

He was the lawyer representing the National Basketball Player Association during the 2011 NBA lockout. He linked with Jeffrey Kessler, who initially opposed his representative for the player in the 2011 NFL lockout. Furthermore, he was the lead attorney for the Oracle Corporation in its lawsuit against Google on the use of Java programming language on the Android operating system.


In addition, Boies represented three tobacco firms, Philip Morris USA Inc., R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., and Liggett Group LLC, in their appeal of a $2.5 million jury judgment in the death of smoker Charlotte Douglas in 2012.

In late 2012, Boies represented Gary Jackson, former president of Academi (formerly known as BlackWater). Where he defended him in a federal case alleging that he and his co-defendants fraudulently concealed handgun purchases from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives.

David Boies Height

Boies stands 1.72m tall and weighs 78kg.

David Boies Net Worth

Being a lawyer for such a long time he has managed to gain a net worth of $20million