Rebecca E. Boon

Partner
New York

Rebecca has been litigating securities fraud and shareholder rights actions for over a decade, recovering more than a billion dollars for the Firm’s institutional investor clients.

Among numerous other of her notable recoveries, Rebecca 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.  Rebecca 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. Most recently, Rebecca was a senior member of the trial team that recovered $240 million for investors in Signet, the first successful resolution of a securities fraud class action based on allegations of sexual harassment. 

Rebecca was also 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 in 2018 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, Rebecca 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. 

Rebecca has lectured at Columbia Law School and multiple conferences on the topics of social change, sexual harassment, and shareholder litigation. She is a founding member of Beyond #MeToo: A Working Group on Corporate Governance, Compliance, and Risk. Beyond #MeToo seeks to provide a neutral forum for candid discussion, practical discourse, and legal and professional scholarship in developing the next generation of policy prescriptions and best practices related to these complicated issues.

Rebecca is currently prosecuting securities class actions against Qualcomm, Inc. and Willis Towers Watson.

In recognition of her achievements, she has been named a "Rising Star" by Law360, and is included in both the Super Lawyers publication of leading practitioners by Thomson Reuters and the "500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer" list by Lawdragon. Rebecca was recently named to Benchmark Litigation's 2020 "40 and Under Hot List."

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