Marilyn C. Kunstler is a partner in the New York City office of Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, where she focuses on complex commercial and securities litigation, internal investigations and corporate governance reviews. Ms. Kunstler has represented corporations, boards of directors, investment banks, hedge funds, accounting firms and private equity investors in a wide variety of matters in state and federal courts around the country, including securities class actions, shareholder derivative suits, bankruptcy litigation, and Congressional, SEC, federal and state investigations, as well as numerous internal investigations. Among her representations, Ms. Kunstler recently defended an international hedge fund in a billion-dollar securities class action and represented Tyco International Ltd. in one of the largest multi-district securities and ERISA class action litigations in the country.
Ms. Kunstler was appointed to the Advisory Group to the Judicial Improvements Committee of the Southern District of New York, which developed the Pilot Project Regarding Case Management Techniques for Complex Civil Cases implemented by the Court on October 31, 2011. She currently chairs the Federal Courts Committee of the New York City Bar Association and is a founding member of the Advisory Group to the New York State-Federal Judicial Council. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Woman's Bar Association Foundation, Inc. Ms. Kunstler is a graduate of Columbia Law School, where she was an editor of Columbia Law Review, and was a law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She has been recognized in New York Super Lawyers regularly since 2006. In 2011, she received the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Second Circuit.