Robert Boone is the Leader of the firm's Class and Derivative Actions Client Service 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 financial institutions and manufacturers against consumer class actions, complex commercial disputes and product liability/tort litigation in federal and state courts nationwide. He is a member of the Firm’s Consumer Financial Services Litigation Team. Mr. Boone 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. 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. He also has represented food manufacturers against slack fill claim. 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, bank security devices, high strength plastics, high voltage electrical equipment, firearms, cranes and hoisting devices, telephone equipment and packaging for steel coils.