Representing the candidates
By Times staff writer
© St. Petersburg Times, published November 21, 2000
Michael A. Carvin for Bush
David Boies for Gore
Known for his courtroom charm as well as his inexpensive blue suits and black sneakers, Boies is the smooth litigator who won the government's antitrust case against software giant Microsoft Corp. He most recently represented the music-swapping firm Napster in its fight to stay in business.
Boies often works without notes thanks to a nearly photographic memory. He once appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court without a scrap of paper in front of him.
A Yale Law School graduate, Boies took a pay cut to be the lead lawyer in the Justice Department's Microsoft case two years ago, agreeing first to $250 an hour -- about half his usual rate -- and then to a flat $104,000 annual salary.
Early in his career, Boies represented IBM in a 13-year antitrust standoff with the Justice Department. He cross-examined a Justice economist in that case for 38 days.
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