April 06, 2004
Lawyer David Boies, known for participating in such landmark litigation as the 2000 Florida electoral vote and the Microsoft antitrust case, will deliver the inaugural Wendell H. Gauthier memorial lecture at Tulane University Law School on Wednesday, April 21st at 6 p.m.
It has been said that no lawyer in America has tried and argued as many landmark cases in as many different areas as David Boies. Mr. Boies served as lead counsel for former Vice-President Al Gore during the recount of the Florida vote in the 2000 presidential election, represented the Justice Department in its antitrust suit against Microsoft and was counsel to the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in its litigation to recover losses for failed savings and loan associations.
The National Law Journal described Mr. Boies as “the Michael Jordan of the courtroom” and he has been named “Lawyer of the Year” by the National Law Journal and Time magazine. He is chairman of the law firm of Boies, Schiller and Flexner LLP with offices in New York, California, Florida, New Hampshire, and Washington, D.C.
The annual lecture is presented by the Wendell H. Gauthier Center for Applied Trial Advocacy which was established last year at Tulane Law School in memory of the prominent New Orleans trial lawyer. The goal of the Center is to promote practical and scholarly contributions to the field of trial advocacy.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For information: 865-5920.