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David Boies

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David Boies (; born March 11, 1941) is an American lawyer and chairman of the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner. Boies rose to national prominence for three major cases: leading the U.S. federal government’s successful prosecution of Microsoft in United States v. Microsoft Corp., his representation of Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore in Bush v. Gore, and for successful representing of the plaintiff in Hollingsworth v. Perry, which invalidated California Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. Boies has defended numerous other high-profile clients in the United States, including Theranos, tobacco companies, and Harvey Weinstein.