Richard W. Boone Jr. Partner




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 both the trial and appellate levels. Rich also has extensive experience in resolving legal issues prior to litigation, which includes everything from monitoring sensitive and complex insurance coverage matters to representing clients in a variety of federal, state and internal investigations. Rich has also advised numerous established and startup companies regarding corporate governance matters and currently serves as a director or adviser on several corporate boards.

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, errors and omissions, employment practices, fiduciary liability, representations and warranties, 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 monitoring complex insurance matters and in resolving coverage 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, 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.

Corporate Governance
Rich advises boards of directors, board committees, senior management and founders on various corporate governance matters at all stages of corporate development from inception through dissolution. Rich also has advised on a large number of corporate transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, restructurings and changes of control. Rich currently serves as a director on the boards of two technology-driven roll-up companies and as an adviser to the board of a software startup.