|[February 09, 2017]
Lee Wolosky Returns to Boies Schiller Flexner after Serving as President Obama's Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure
Boies Schiller Flexner is pleased to announce the return of Ambassador
Lee Wolosky following his 18-month service as President Obama's
Special Envoy for Guantanamo Closure. Wolosky has served under the last
three U.S. presidents in significant national security positions.
President Obama conferred on him the personal rank of Ambassador in July
A seasoned litigator who joined Boies Schiller in 2001, Ambassador
Wolosky returns as a partner to Boies Schiller Flexner's New York office.
Boies Schiller Flexner Chairman David Boies said: "We are delighted to
have Lee back at the firm, where he will resume his role helping clients
resolve large, complex, international disputes."
Wolosky has extensive experience dealing with the most complicated
problems at the junction of foreign policy, national security and the
law, both inside and outside the courts. He has led a number of
precedent-setting, multibillion dollar, and multi-jurisdictional
disputes in the federal courts on behalf of firm clients. Wolosky has
also represented clients before the U.S. government, including the
Executive Branch and various congressional committees.
"It's been an honor and a pleasure to serve my country. I'm happy to be
reunited with my colleagues at oies Schiller Flexner and return to
resolving large cross-border disputes for sovereigns, individuals, and
many of the world's most sophisticated companies," Wolosky said.
Wolosky's matters have included: serving as lead counsel in the firm's
terrorist-financing litigation against Bank of China Limited; serving as
lead defense counsel in a precedent-setting multibillion dollar civil
matter that was dismissed following the assertion of the state secrets
privilege by the U.S. Government; serving as co-lead counsel to certain
of the 9/11 families in connection with a multibillion dollar federal
court judgment entered against Iran; and serving as lead counsel to a
major international corporation in matters arising from an alleged
assault by former IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Wolosky first joined Boies Schiller Flexner in 2001, after serving as
Director for Transnational Threats on the White House National Security
Council under Presidents Clinton and George W. Bush. He graduated from
Harvard Law School cum laude in 1995 and from Harvard College magna cum
laude in 1990. While in law school, he served as a law clerk to the
Honorable Sonia Sotomayor, who was then a U.S. district judge. Wolosky
is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a founder and
member of the board of directors of the National Security Network.
You can find a photo of Mr. Wolosky here.
About Boies Schiller Flexner LLP
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and strategic advisors known for creative, aggressive, and efficient
pursuit of success for its clients. It has established a record of
winning complex, groundbreaking, and cross-border matters in diverse
circumstances and industries for many of the world's most sophisticated
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