Rebecca E. Boon

Senior Counsel
New York

Tel: +1 (212) 554-1594
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Ms. Boon has been litigating securities fraud and shareholder rights actions for over 10 years, recovering more than a billion dollars for the Firm’s institutional investor clients.

Among numerous other of her notable recoveries, Ms. Boon was a senior member of the team that obtained $480 million for investors in the securities class action against Wells Fargo & Co. related to its fake accounts scandal, one of the largest settlements in Ninth Circuit history.  Ms. Boon also represented the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System in a securities litigation against the General Motors Company arising from a series of misrepresentations concerning the quality, safety, and reliability of the Company’s cars, which resulted in a $300 million settlement — the second largest securities class action recovery in the Sixth Circuit.

Recently, Ms. Boon was a senior member of the trial team that prosecuted an unprecedented shareholder derivative litigation against Fox News parent 21st Century Fox, Inc. arising from the systemic sexual and workplace harassment at the embattled network. After nearly 18 months of litigation, the team obtained a landmark settlement with two key components: 1) the first ever Board-level watchdog of its kind –  the "Fox News Workplace Professionalism and Inclusion Council" of experts – majority independent of the Murdochs, the Company, and Board; and 2) one of the largest financial recoveries – $90 million –  ever obtained in a pure corporate board oversight dispute. Because of her work on the case, Ms. Boon subsequently narrated a feature documentary by Dow Jones’ MarketWatch discussing both the Fox litigation and the ways that investors can harness their power to create meaningful social change through shareholder litigation.  Ms. Boon has lectured at Columbia Law School and multiple conferences on the topics of social change, sexual harassment, and shareholder litigation.

Ms. Boon is currently prosecuting securities class actions against Signet Jewelers Limited and Qualcomm, Inc.  She has been recognized by Super Lawyers for her accomplishments.

Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law, 2007, J.D., Charles H. Revson Foundation Law Students Public Interest Fellow; Hofstra Law Review; Distinguished Contribution to the School Award; Merit Scholarship
  • Vassar College, 2004, B.A., Social Justice Community Fellow

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • United States District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit