Richard W. Boone Jr. Partner

     

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Rich Boone focuses his practice on a wide range of corporate, executive and professional liability matters as both coverage and defense counsel. Rich has appeared on behalf of insurers, entities and individuals before federal and state courts throughout the United States at the trial and appellate levels. He also has represented clients in a variety of federal, state and internal investigations.

Areas of Focus

Insurance Coverage
Rich represents leading insurers nationwide in complex coverage matters, with a focus on professional lines insurance, including directors and officers (D&O), errors and omissions (E&O), employment practices (EPL), fiduciary liability (FLI), media, technology and cyber policies. Rich has been involved in coverage disputes in all 50 states, and has litigated insurance coverage and bad faith claims in a vast number of federal and state courts at the trial and appellate levels. Rich also has extensive experience in resolving insurance disputes through mediation and other means short of litigation, including settlements resolving the underlying liability where coverage remains in dispute.

Civil Litigation
Rich represents numerous large and small entities, as well as their directors, officers, and employees, in a broad range of civil matters and class actions, including securities and shareholder litigation, antitrust matters, contract claims and other commercial disputes, statutory claims (ADA, TCPA, FCRA, etc.), employment matters, product liability litigation and real estate matters, among others. In connection with these matters, Rich has appeared at the trial and appellate levels in federal and state courts across the country.

Government Investigations
Rich represents entities and individuals in a wide array of federal, state and internal investigations, including those related to alleged securities violations, international price-fixing cartels, violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), tax fraud and other financial crimes. Rich also has advised foreign clients in connection with these matters, and has traveled abroad extensively to assist such clients in complying with U.S. subpoenas and discovery.

Professional Liability
Rich represents lawyers and firms in legal malpractice actions stemming from underlying matters involving a variety of subjects, including personal injury, real estate transactions, corporate and professional liability, securities litigation and employment matters. In addition to representing lawyers, Rich’s professional liability experience includes the defense of accountants, consultants, insurance brokers, securities professionals, engineers, architects and other professionals.