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CSHL Board Elects David Boies New Trustee

Mr. Boies is Chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Cold Spring Harbor, NY -- The Board of Trustees of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has elected David Boies to the institution's 35-member governing body. Mr. Boies, founder and chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, is widely regarded as one of the nation's preeminent trial lawyers.

“We are pleased to welcome David Boies to CSHL and are confident that his legal and business acumen will contribute to the continued growth and success of this world-class biomedical research and education institution,” said CSHL Chairman of the Board Eduardo Mestre. For a complete list of CSHL Trustees please visit:

New CSHL Trustee David Boies

Best known for his work on behalf of former Vice President Al Gore in Bush v. Gore during the 2000 Presidential election, Mr. Boies recently won a $4.3 billion jury verdict for client Maurice "Hank" Greenberg against AIG. He also secured a $4 billion recovery for American Express, and served as Special Trial Counsel for the United States Department of Justice in its successful antitrust suit against Microsoft. Mr. Boies is currently involved in the Constitutional challenge of Proposition 8, the California ballot measure banning same-sex marriage.

Mr. Boies has been recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" by the National Law Journal; "Star" Litigator by Chambers USA; Global Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year award by Who's Who Legal four times; and is consistently named in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and the Lawdragon 500. In addition, he was listed among Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People in the World, and has been a runner-up for Time's Person of the Year.

A graduate of Yale Law School, Mr. Boies has received honorary LL.D. degrees from the University of Redlands and from New York Law School; the Lifetime Achievement Award from the LD Access Foundation; the Outstanding Learning Disabled Achievers Award from the Lab School of Washington, D.C.; and the William Brennan Award from the University of Virginia. He is the author of Courting Justice, published by Miramax in 2004.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is a private, not-for-profit research and education institution at the forefront of efforts in molecular biology and genetics to generate knowledge that will yield better diagnostics and treatments for cancer, neurological diseases and other major causes of human suffering.  For more information, visit

Written by: Dagnia Zeidlickis, VP of Communications | | 516-367-8455

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