Mary Boies is counsel to Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, where she specializes in antitrust and corporate commercial litigation. Previously, Boies was founder and managing partner at Boies & McInnis LLP for thirty years.
She has served as vice president of CBS Inc., general counsel of the U.S. Civil Aeronautics Board, assistant director of the White House Domestic Policy Staff (alongside CFR Board of Directors chair David Rubenstein), and counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce.
Boies is a member of the Board of Directors of the Council on Foreign Relations and is the chair of its Committee on Nominations and Governance. She is vice chairman of Business Executives for National Security, a private sector group that connects best business practices to national security agencies. She served on the board of visitors that oversees U.S. Air Force schools including the Air War College; School of Advanced Air and Space Studies; the Air Force Research Institute; and the Air Force Institute of Technology. She is a member of the International Rescue Committee’s board of overseers and serves on the boards of the East-West Institute and the Central and Eastern European Law Initiative.
Boies also served a term as second circuit representative on the committee established by President Dwight Eisenhower to conduct non-partisan, professional peer review of federal judicial nominees.
Mary and David met in 1977 when they negotiated President Jimmy Carter and Senator Ted Kennedy’s airline deregulation legislation: Mary on behalf of the White House and David as chief counsel and staff director of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee. (They continue to debate its merits.) They have been married since 1982 and have two grown children.more » « less