BLB&G’s Rebecca Boon Participates in NYU Law Conference on the Corporate Compliance and Governance Impacts of #MeToo

October 11, 2019

The New York University School of Law’s Program on Corporate Compliance and Enforcement (PCCE) is a law and research program dedicated to developing a richer and deeper understanding of the causes of corporate misconduct and the nature of effective enforcement and compliance. On October 11, the PCCE sponsored an all-day education conference on “#MeToo and Beyond: Lessons for Compliance, Investigations, and Governance Conference,” which brought together academics, government officials, general counsel, compliance officers, and white collar defense lawyers for an off-the-record discussion on the lessons learned from #MeToo.

BLB&G Senior Counsel Rebecca Boon was a featured speaker on the panel “Issues Surrounding Governance and Disclosure,” drawing upon over a decade of experience litigating securities fraud and shareholder rights actions, as well as her role as an integral part of the BLB&G trial team that prosecuted a groundbreaking shareholder derivative litigation against Fox News parent company Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., arising from the high-profile revelations of sexual harassment and workplace misconduct at the embattled network. In November 2018, she narrated a Dow Jones’ MarketWatch video documentary entitled “What the #metoo movement means for investors," in which she discusses how workplace misconduct impacts shareholder value, and how investors can use their power and influence to force the Boards and management of corporate America to address and remedy workplace misconduct issues in ways never before realized.

Ms. Boon practices out of the firm’s New York office, where she prosecutes securities fraud, corporate governance and shareholder rights litigation for the firm's institutional investor clients, and has been a senior member of teams responsible for recovering more than a billion dollars for defrauded investors.