Paul R. Verkuil, Senior Counsel at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP to Publish Book on the Perils of 'Outsourcing Sovereignty'

Jul 16, 2007, 01:00 ET from Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

    NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The law firm of Boies, Schiller &
 Flexner LLP announced today that Senior Counsel and Cardozo Law school
 professor, Paul R. Verkuil, has authored a new book, "Outsourcing
 Sovereignty: How Privatization of Government Functions Threatens Democracy
 And What We Can Do About It." Published by Cambridge University Press, the
 book describes - and criticizes - the largely overlooked process of using
 private contractors to perform essential government work.
     Mr. Verkuil's book is extremely timely - the Bush Administration is
 spending billions of dollars on private military forces in Iraq. For
 example it argues that delegating inherent government functions raises
 profound constitutional concerns and affects our politics and economics. "I
 wrote this book to explore some of the intended social costs of the
 privatization movement that undermine the separation of powers and
 jeopardize our political arrangements," Mr. Verkuil said.
     Mr. Verkuil has a distinguished record as a litigator, counselor,
 businessman and scholar. In addition to his current role as Professor of
 Law at Cardozo Law School, Yeshiva University, he has served as Dean of the
 Cardozo and Tulane Law Schools and President of the College of William &
 Mary. He has written three books - one of which is the leading treatise in
 the field of administrative law - and over sixty articles on public law
 issues. An accomplished commercial litigator and arbitrator; he served as
 CEO of the American Automobile Association from 1992-1995 and a Special
 Master to the U.S. Supreme Court on New Jersey v. New York (the Ellis
 Island case); and he is a lifetime fellow of both the American Bar
 Foundation and the American Law Institute. He is also an important part of
 Boies, Schiller & Flexner's overall success and serves as counsel to core
 clients as well as managing the pro bono practice at the firm.
     "This is an important book that everyone who is interested in the
 threat that private special interests pose to our democracy should read,"
 said Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP Chairman David Boies.
     Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, founded in 1997, has become one of the
 nation's premier law firms. It has approximately 240 lawyers in offices
 located in New York, Washington, D.C., California, Florida, New Hampshire
 and Las Vegas. Best known for landmark cases such as United States v.
 Microsoft, Bush v. Gore, and In re Vitamins, the firm represents some of
 the largest and most sophisticated organizations in the world in their most
 important matters. The firm has been described by The Wall Street Journal
 as a "national litigation powerhouse" and by the National Law Journal as
 "unafraid to venture into controversial" and "high risk" matters. Boies,
 Schiller & Flexner can be visited on the web at

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