Boies Schiller Flexner is the type of firm where associates toss aside the life vest and dive right in—and lawyers at this litigation powerhouse wouldn’t have it any other way. Litigators looking to roll up their sleeves and learn on the job will feel right at home here.
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Boies Schiller won’t hold your hand, and associates prefer it that way. The firm is looking for confident and competent self-starters who can hit the ground running from day one, which means that in addition to top law schools and grades, Boies Schiller has a strong preference for candidates with clerkships and/or prior work experience. In this entrepreneurial environment, associates who get hired are “thrown into the deep end” and given extraordinary responsibility and substantive work immediately, without much in the way of formal training. But associates aren’t complaining, given that they receive opportunities almost unheard of elsewhere in BigLaw; where else can a first-year associate expect to second chair a deposition? Associates also love the flexibility they enjoy, which ...
Boies Schiller Flexner is a firm of internationally recognized trial lawyers, crisis managers, and strategic advisers known for our creative, aggressive, and efficient pursuit of successful outcomes for clients. Our attorneys have an established track record of taking on and winning complex, groundbreaking, and cross-border matters in dive...
Started in 1997, Boies Schiller Flexner LLP is a relative newcomer to the elite firm ranks but already boasts nearly 300 lawyers and has its principal offices in New York; Washington, DC; California; Florida; and the United Kingdom. As one of the nation’s premier litigation shops, BSF is no stranger to heavy-hitter clients—over the years, the firm’s clients have included American Express, Barclays, Carnival Corporation, CBS, Cherokee Nation, Delta Air Lines, DuPont, Ernst & Young, Goldman Sachs, HSBC, John Hancock, Merck, NASCAR, New York Yankees, NextEra Energy, Philip Morris, SBC Communications (now AT&T), Sony, SpaceX, and Zurich Insurance Group.
A star litigator at Cravath for 30 years, David Boies knocked heads with the firm when he decided to represen...