Bush v. Gore may have divided the country, but it brought together the two attorneys arguing it: Theodore B. Olson
of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, an assistant attorney general in the Reagan administration and future solicitor general
for President George W. Bush; and David Boies of Boies, Schiller & Flexner, a former aide to Sen. Ted Kennedy,
who represented the government in U.S. v. Microsoft. In the aftermath of the 2000 election the two men became
friends, sharing summer bike trips with their wives and an interest in wine. And in 2009, they famously teamed up
in the Proposition 8 case, winning back the right for same-sex couples to marry in California.
In January, Super Lawyers Magazine sat down with Boies and Olson at the Four Seasons in New York City for a
wide-ranging discussion about marriage equality, law firm culture, what each looks for in a new hire and the
future of the billable hour.