NEW YORK, Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global litigation law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner has elected eight counsel and associates to its partnership, effective January 1, 2016, at its offices in New York, Washington, Armonk, Miami, and Palo Alto.

"We congratulate these accomplished individuals on becoming partners," Boies, Schiller & Flexner Chairman David Boies said. "Each of them is an outstanding lawyer who embodies the firm's ability help its clients solve complex and multifaceted problems."

The following lawyers were elected partner:

Chris Belelieu is a litigator based in New York. His practice focuses primarily on complex commercial litigation and arbitration, including securities, antitrust, class actions, and contract disputes. In the past year, he has represented clients such as Goldman Sachs, Caithness Energy, Perella Weinberg Partners and WeWork.

Meredith Dearborn is a litigator based in Palo Alto. She focuses on intellectual property, antitrust, and other complex commercial matters, primarily serving high-tech clients in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been a key member of several jury-trial teams in federal court, including an antitrust matter in the portable music industry in which the firm won a complete defense verdict.

Abby Dennis is a litigator based in Washington, D.C. She has played a key role in numerous trials, most recently helping the firm secure a victory for its client against the U.S. government in Starr International Co. v. United States. Ms. Dennis has also worked on several appeals and in 2014 successfully argued a pro bono case in the Sixth Circuit.

Russell Franklin is a corporate lawyer based in New York. He has advised clients in a wide range of industries on significant matters, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity transactions, joint ventures, corporate finance, cybersecurity matters, and general business advisory work. He has represented both mature companies such as Goldman Sachs and YES Network, and newly formed entities such as Legends Hospitality.

Jarrett Hoffman is a corporate lawyer based in New York. He advises clients on executive compensation and employee benefits matters in the context of domestic and cross-border mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and public offerings. He also counsels executives in all aspects of CEO and senior executive employment relationships and transitions from employment, including change in control, retention and severance arrangements.

Joseph Kroetsch is a litigator based in Armonk, N.Y. He concentrates on high-risk commercial litigation, particularly where the matter involves the strategic management of the client's reputation.  He represented Herbalife in several matters following a short-seller's attack on the company, including the defense and settlement of a nationwide class action brought by former distributors.

Ilana Miller is a litigator based in New York. She has represented clients in antitrust, securities, unfair competition, and general commercial disputes in federal and state courts and before regulatory agencies. She was part of the trial team that successfully demonstrated in the Court of Federal Claims that the United States Government had no legal authority to take equity from AIG shareholders during the financial crisis in 2008.

Tyler Ulrich is a litigator based in Miami. He was on the teams that represented Philip Morris USA in two jury trials in 2015, and was plaintiff's trial counsel in a 10-day federal bench trial against the United States brought under the Federal Tort Claims Act. He also works on the team representing a plaintiffs' class of millions of car owners with faulty Takata airbags.

In addition to the eight new partners named above, the firm also promoted four associates -- Fiona Huntriss (London), Nathalie Allen Prince (London), Maxwell Pritt (Oakland), and Sean Rodriguez (Oakland) -- to counsel.

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