by Eve Conant | Newsweek
Boies served as special trial counsel for the Justice Department’s successful antitrust suit against Microsoft during the Clinton administration, and he has recently argued several high-profile antitrust cases. He argued on the side of Al Gore in the 2000 Supreme Court battle for the presidency, losing to Olson, who represented Bush. “I’d always rather be on the side of Ted Olson,” says Boies, of his longtime friend. When Democrats in the Senate were balking at Olson’s appointment as Bush’s solicitor general, Boies went to bat for him. “I spoke to [Senate Democrats] and urged them to confirm him,” recalls Boies.