Jonathan Schiller is a co-founder and a managing partner of Boies Schiller Flexner LLP, where he concentrates on complex litigation and international arbitration.
Mr Schiller has tried cases for 40 years before juries and judges in federal and state courts in the United States and before arbitral tribunals in Europe, Asia, and the United States. Mr Schiller has also served as an arbitrator in ICC, UNCITRAL, AAA and ad hoc arbitrations. Chambers USA 2016 called Mr Schiller "formidable" and "very commercially astute and assertive," while Legal 500 US 2017 labeled him "an experienced and robust strategy lawyer with a pragmatic and business-like approach." Who's Who Legal recognised Mr Schiller as one of the most highly regarded individuals, naming him "the real deal" in their listing of the top ten international commercial litigators for 2011. Who's Who Legal has continued to recognize Mr. Schiller as an international leader in litigation, from 2012-2018.
Mr Schiller's recent arbitration successes include an ICC Arbitration in 2017 challenging the Greek state's appropriation of valuable license rights in the Greek lottery and a FINRA arbitration award for Goldman Sachs in California that rejected US$300 million in claims of fraud brought by co-founders of Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
Mr Schiller currently represents the Baltimore Orioles Baseball Club in arbitration against the Washington Nationals Baseball Club under the auspices of Major League Baseball. The arbitration concerns a dispute between the Orioles and the Nationals regarding the amount of telecast rights fees to which the Nationals are entitled under a Settlement Agreement signed by the Orioles, the Nationals and Major League Baseball in March 2005, when Major League Baseball relocated the Montreal Expos to Washington D.C. and renamed them the Nationals.
He has led the successful defense of Barclays in US bankruptcy court in New York against a $13 billion claim from the Lehman Brothers Estate stemming from its purchase of the North American operations of Lehman Brothers, and has recovered in excess of $9 billion for Barclays through 2018, including most recently £250 million from Lehman in the LBIE litigation through London courts. Mr. Schiller is currently leading the defense of Barclays of billions of dollars of claims in LIBOR class actions in SDNY following the bank's $453 million LIBOR settlement in 2012.
As lead counsel, Mr Schiller successfully defended the Bank of New York Mellon against a US$22.5 billion RICO Claim brought by the Russian Federal Customs Service in the Moscow Arbitration Court. After two years of litigation, including a trial in Moscow, the case was settled for US$14 million – less than 1 percent of claimed damages. The result was hailed by the analyst community as a "grand slam home run".
He served as a member of a Tribunal of the ICC International Court of Arbitration that issued an award in 2017 following a six-week arbitration hearing arising from the failure of two replacement steam generators that Mitsubishi supplied for the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in Southern California.