Mary McInnis Boies

Mary Boies is Counsel to Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP where she specializes in antitrust and corporate commercial litigation.

She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations and chairs its Committee on Nominations and Governance. She serves on the Board of MIT’s Center for International Studies and on the Executive Committee and Dean’s Council of the Harvard Kennedy School. She was a member of the Board of Directors of MBNA Bank, a public Fortune 200 Company before its merger with Bank of America.

She is a member of the Board of Visitors that oversees the U.S. Air Force School of Advanced Air and Space Studies; the Air Force Research Institute, the Air War College, the National Security Space Institute and the Air Force Institute of Technology. She chairs the Executive Committee for Business Executives for National Security and is on the Board of Directors of the International Rescue Committee and the International Center for Journalists.

Previously, she was founder and managing partner at Boies & McInnis LLP. She served as Vice President at CBS Inc, General Counsel of the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board, Assistant Director of the Domestic Policy Staff at the White House, and Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce.

She was founder of MaryBoies Software Inc., a publisher of children’s education software. Titles include Top of the Key and Slam Dunk Typing. Her titles were recognized among PC Data’s Top 10 titles and Newsweek Magazine’s Top Picks. Titles were translated and distributed into Spanish, Italian, French, Korean, Japanese and Chinese markets. With her husband of 30 years David Boies she has two grown children.

 

David Boies

Since 1997 Mr. Boies has been the Chairman of Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP, a law firm with offices in New York, Washington D.C., California, Florida, Nevada, and New Hampshire.

Prior to 1997 Mr. Boies was a partner at Cravath Swaine & Moore. Mr. Boies has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine (2010). He has been named Global International Litigator of the Year by Who’s Who International an unprecedented seven times, including 2013.

Mr. Boies is the recipient of Honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Redlands (2000), New York Law School (2007), University of New Hampshire School of Law (2013), and New York University (2013) and an Honorary Doctor of Letters from the Chicago Theological Seminary (2011). His awards include the Award of Merit from the Yale Law School, the ABA Medal from the American Bar Association, the Vanderbilt Medal from New York University Law School, the Pinnacle Award from the International Dyslexia Association, the William Brennan Award from the University of Virginia, the Role Model Award from Equality Forum, the Lead by Example Award from the National Association of Women Lawyers, the Torch of Learning Award from the American Friends of Hebrew University, the Eisendrath Bearer of Light Award from the Union for Reform Judaism, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mississippi Center for Justice.

Mr. Boies has been named the Litigator of the Year by the American Lawyer; the Lawyer of the Year by the National Law Journal; runner-up Person of the Year by Time Magazine; the Antitrust Lawyer of the Year by the New York Bar Association; Best Lawyers in America from 1987-2013; Law Dragon 500; and a Star Individual by Chambers USA.

Mr. Boies served as Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Antitrust Subcommittee in 1978 and Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee in 1979.

In 1986, representing the Democratic National Committee, he won a permanent injunction prohibiting the Republican National Committee from targeting minority districts with efforts to challenge voter qualifications. In 1991-1993, Mr. Boies was counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, recovering $1.2 billion from companies who sold junk bonds to failed savings and loan associations.

In 1998-2000, he served as Special Trial Counsel for the United States Department of Justice in its antitrust suit against Microsoft. Mr. Boies also served as the lead counsel for former Vice-President Al Gore in connection with litigation relating to the 2000 election Florida vote count. As co-lead counsel for the plaintiffs in Perry v. Brown, he won judgments establishing the constitutional right to marry for gay and lesbian citizens in California.

Representative clients include Altria, American Express, Apple, Barclays, CBS, DuPont, Heartheaded Productions, HSBC, NASCAR, New York Yankees, Oracle, Sony, Starr International, Theranos, and The Weinstein Company. Mr. Boies was born in Sycamore, Illinois on March 11, 1941. He attended the University of Redlands (1960-62), and received a B.S. from Northwestern University (1964), an LL.B., magna cum laude from Yale University (1966), and an LL.M. from New York University (1967).

Mr. Boies is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers; and a Trustee of the National Constitution Center, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York University Law School Foundation and St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Mr. Boies is the author of numerous publications including Courting Justice, published by Miramax in 2004 and Public Control of Business (with Paul Verkuil), published by Little Brown in 1977. He has taught courses at New York University Law School and Cardozo Law School.

   

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Time
6:30 p.m. - Reception
7:30 p.m. - Dinner

Place
The Pierre
Two East 61st Street
New York City

Dress
Cocktail attire

Contact
Laura Herrera
Full House Events
917.656.3748 Phone
917.591.9874 Fax
laura@fullhouseevents.com

 

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