NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Boies, Schiller & Flexner congratulates Heather King on her appointment as general counsel of Theranos. Ms. King served as a litigation partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, focusing her practice on the intersection between complex litigation matters and public policy. Theranos, a client of the firm, announced her appointment today.
“Heather King is an outstanding lawyer with impressive experience in government service, litigation and corporate counseling,” said Boies, Schiller & Flexner Chairman David Boies. “For the past eight years, she has contributed to the development of our Washington office through her intelligence, creativity, and commitment to client service. We will miss her. However, our loss is Theranos’s gain – she is a great match for a cutting edge company with an important mission.”
Managing Partner Jonathan Schiller added, “Heather has been immensely valuable to her clients, as I know she will be to Theranos. We look forward to continuing to work closely with her and her colleagues in the years to come as we enhance our ties in the Silicon Valley business community.”
Boies, Schiller & Flexner is scheduled to open an office in Palo Alto later this year. The firm has had a strong presence in Northern California for many years, operating from its office in Oakland, and regularly handles major litigation and a wide range of other matters for some of the world’s largest technology companies.
Ms. King joined the firm from the U.S. Congress, where she served as Special Assistant and Policy Advisor to U.S. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and helped lead Senator Clinton’s campaigns. She has worked on a variety of litigation and public policy matters including federal government and corporate defense work. In addition, Ms. King has served on the Board of Directors of Running Start, Women Under Forty Political Action Committee, and National Women’s Law Center’s “Leadership 35,” all non-partisan organizations aimed towards promoting women and girls to leadership positions.
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