A legal legend caught up in the Harvey Weinstein mess: why David Boies' mea culpa doesn’t cut it

How has a bona fide legend like Boies Schiller chair David Boies got caught up in the Weinstein scandal, with his judgment and ethics called into question?

It’s hard not to be charmed by David Boies. I’ve met the Boies Schiller Flexner chairman on several occasions and interviewed him about a range of topics - from his opinion about Donald Trump, a skirmish he got into with Alan Dershowitz, to his star turn on The Good Wife. He’s a rock star of lawyers, a maverick who looms above the stuffed suits of the profession and a shiny knight for liberal causes.

And, of course, he’s brilliant. Yet, he comes across as soft-spoken, direct and remarkably homespun (those iconic Sears’ suits! those Merrell shoes!).

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