- A massive transformation is taking place at elite litigation powerhouse Boies Schiller Flexner.
- Over recent months, more than 30 partners have exited the firm, which was founded by superlawyer David Boies – best known for his role in cases like Bush v. Gore and the fight for same-sex marriage rights.
- Click here to read our full investigation.
A massive transformation has been taking place at elite litigation powerhouse Boies Schiller Flexner.
Over recent months, more than 30 partners have exited the firm founded by superlawyer David Boies – best known for his role in cases like Bush v. Gore and the fight for same-sex marriage rights. Those departures included the only two women of colour who were equity partners and other senior partners with a collective book of business in the tens of millions of dollars.
July 13: A litigator who ran elite law firm Boies Schiller’s Washington DC office is jumping ship and following other BSF partners in joining King & Spalding
June 18: 4 partners at elite litigation firm Boies Schiller Flexner are jumping ship to join King & Spalding
June 11: Top Boies Schiller partners Karen Dunn and Bill Isaacson – who boast major clients like Apple, Oracle, and Uber – are leaving for Paul Weiss
April 30: Elite law firm Boies Schiller just cut associates and support staff following a partner exodus
What has happened within BSF since a 2017 annual meeting – which took place shortly after Boies took heat for his role as long-time lawyer for Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused by more than 100 women of sexual misconduct and was convicted in February 2020 of sexually assaulting a former production assistant and raping a onetime aspiring actress – is key to understanding the transformation that two newly installed co-managing partners are now trying to pull off.
In May, Business Insider interviewed more than 50 people, including current and former attorneys, staff, and others close to the firm, to learn about the events that have led up to the recent partner exodus and a firm-wide restructuring that includes consolidating offices and bringing in fresh talent to ensure future growth.
Read the full investigation conducted in May here:
Pay rifts, a partner divide, and a threat at the Ritz Carlton: 50 insiders reveal all on a massive shakeup at elite law firm Boies Schiller
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