When David Boies left Cravath, Swaine & Moore in 1997 to start his own law firm, he had a simple idea: practice a sophisticated brand of law in a small, bureaucracy-free setting. But it hasn't worked that way. Boies, Schiller & Flexner now has 174 lawyers, 11 offices, more than $100 million in annual revenue, and a star-studded client list. The firm has grown awfully far, awfully fast -- and cracks have started showing in its foundation.
The American Lawyer
February 10, 2003