Robert Boone is the Leader of the firm's Class Actions Practice Group and a former member of the firm's Executive Committee. Mr. Boone specializes in advising clients regarding high risk litigation, including how to accurately assess, mitigate and efficiently manage liability exposure and litigation expense. His practice focuses on defending consumer class actions related to food and financial services, and handling complex commercial disputes and product liability/tort litigation in federal and state courts nationwide.
Mr. Boone is a member of the Firm’s Food/Agriculture and Consumer Financial Services Litigation teams. He has extensive experience advising financial institutions about issues and claims alleging violations of federal banking laws and regulations and state consumer protection statutes, and common law predatory lending claims. He has experience with food and product recalls, litigation arising from recalls, and claims involving deceptive labeling and packaging of food and other products, including slack fill claims. Mr. Boone has also represented small to large businesses in commercial disputes involving the breach and/or termination of complex contracts, misappropriation of trade secrets, trademark infringement, breach of warranties, unfair competition and fraud. Armed with an engineering background, Mr. Boone’s product liability practice has focused primarily on representing aircraft and aircraft component manufacturers in aircrash and asbestos litigation throughout the country. However, he also has defended a wide variety of other products, such as automobiles and automobile components, trucks, lighting systems, bank security devices, high strength plastics, high voltage electrical equipment, firearms, cranes and hoisting devices, telephone equipment and packaging for steel coils.