Daily fantasy sports site DraftKings is pretty apoplectic to find themselves being picked on by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.
How pissed are they? Well they're apparently David Boies-level pissed.
Here's a statement released this morning from a DraftKings spokesperson:
"DraftKings has added David Boies and Jonathan Schiller, who founded the law firm of Boies Schiller & Flexner LLP, a nationally recognized litigation firm, to its legal team. Together, David and Jonathan have represented the NFL in an antitrust dispute brought by the NFL Players Association, as well as the NBA players in a dispute over the negotiation of their collective bargaining agreement. Since founding BSF LLP, they have successfully represented sports franchises, regional sports networks, and major television networks in regulatory and litigation matters.
Mr. Boies, Mr. Schiller and their team look forward to representing DraftKings, and joining their top flight legal team, which will work with the regulatory agencies, including the New York Attorney General, to resolve this dispute. A swift resolution would protect the rights of consumers and allow DraftKings players to continue to play the fantasy sports games so many people love."
Boies is a regular at the Supreme Court, having argued everything from antitrust cases involving the likes of Microsoft (NASD: MSFT) to the constitutionality of gay marriage. He was also Maurice Greenberg's lawyer in his suit against AIG (NYSE: AIG).
Now he will help DraftKings argue that they aren't a gambling website, because zeitgeist.