On October 20, the Yale Law School Association honored NYU Law Trustee David Boies (LL.M. ’67) with their 2012 Award of Merit. Over the course of his legal career, Boies, founder and chairman of the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner, has argued landmark cases from Westmoreland v. CBS to United States v. Microsoft to Bush v. Gore. Most recently, Boies has teamed up with Theodore Olson, a board director of the Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration and Boies' opponent in Bush v. Gore, to argue for marriage equality in the high profile case of Perry v. Brown. Boies appeared with his co-counsel at an NYU Law event earlier this fall to discuss their litigation in the case with MSNBC host Rachel Maddow.

"David is a trailblazing lawyer who lives life to its fullest, both personally and professionally," said Yale Law School Dean Robert Post in his presentation of the award. "He exemplifies the best of our profession."

Posted November 14, 2012