Lowdown on the Showdown
Posted April 25, 2005
David Boies 64, partner, Boies, Schiller & Flexner
Education University of Redlands, Northwestern University Law School, Yale Law School.
Annual Salary $5 million-plus (not including contingency fees).
Trophy Heads: General William Westmoreland defeated in libel case against CBS, 1982. Bill Gates Microsoft found to have violated antitrust laws, 2000. Alfred Taubman forced to fork over $115 million in Sotheby's price-fixing case, 2001.
Eliot Spitzer 45, New York State Attorney General
Education Princeton University, Harvard Law School.
Annual Salary $151,500.
Trophy Heads: Jack Grubman, Salomon Smith Barney telecom analyst agreed to pay $15 million fine and accept lifetime ban on work as investment adviser, 2003. Richard Strong, Strong Capital Management founder settled, paying $60 million fine and accepting lifetime ban from securities industry, 2004. Jeffrey Greenberg, Marsh & McLennan chief forced under pressure to resign; no charges filed, 2004.