Rebecca E. Boon

Senior Counsel
New York

Tel: +1 (212) 554-1594
Fax: +1 (212) 554-1444Download vCard

Ms. Boon practices out of the New York office, where she prosecutes securities fraud, corporate governance and shareholder rights litigation for the firm's institutional investor clients.

Among other notable recoveries, Ms. Boon 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. Ms. Boon also represented the Department of the Treasury of the State of New Jersey and its Division of Investment in a securities litigation against Cliffs Natural Resources, which resulted in an $84 million settlement.

Most recently, she was a senior member of the 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, discovery and negotiation related to the shocking misconduct and the Board’s extensive alleged governance failures, the parties unveiled 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 (WPIC) – 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.  The WPIC is expected to serve as a model for public companies in all industries.

Ms. Boon was also 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. The settlement, if approved by the Court, would be the fourth largest settlement in the Ninth Circuit.

Ms. Boon 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
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