Shannon E. Boettjer

Shannon E. Boettjer

Partner
  • Garden City
  • T: 516-393-8209
  • F: 516-393-8282
  • sboettjer@jaspanllp.com
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Shannon E. Boettjer focuses on defending and prosecuting complex, high-stakes business, commercial, and civil litigation matters with wide-ranging experience representing clients in breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, tortious interference with contracts or business relationships, lender liability, antitrust, unfair business practices, and insurance coverage litigations in state and federal courts. Shannon has further extensive experience defending global manufacturing and pharmaceutical companies in class action employment disputes, consumer class actions, product liability, mass tort, and qui tam actions. Most recently, Shannon has begun representing cannabis business clients with issues relating to  licensing, financing, and investing in cannabis business ventures and litigating same.

Shannon’s litigation experience spans successfully representing clients in mediations and arbitrations and at all phases of litigation, trial, and appeal, as well as overseeing and managing digital forensic examinations and negotiating and litigating ESI protocols.

Prior to joining Jaspan, Shannon was a Senior Counsel at an international law firm, where she specialized in insurance coverage litigation and arbitration under Bermuda Form policies. Shannon now represents insurers and policyholders in coverage disputes arising from commercial general liability (CGL), general liability (GL), professional liability, errors and omissions, D&O, and excess and umbrella policies. Shannon has broad experience advising insurance, corporate, and individual clients about insurance contract drafting and interpretation and risk management.

Shannon has also brought her empathy, sound judgment, and business sense to the firm’s Matrimonial Department, developing broad experience representing clients through amicable and high-conflict custody and equitable distribution disputes and successfully representing clients at trial and in the Appellate Division, Second Department.

Raised and educated in Southeast Asia, Shannon earned her Master of Arts in Teaching prior to attending law school and was a successful inner-city teacher, grant writer, and department chair.

Shannon’s passion for teaching and learning underlies her distinct ability to distill complicated issues into simple parts and her success in handling complex litigation, investigation, and counseling matters. Her diverse cultural and education background, coupled with her extensive grooming at top-tier international law firms, has positioned Shannon to be particularly effective in representing a diverse clientele and working with attorneys and professionals across practice areas.

At Cardozo Law School, Shannon was a member of the Trial Team and Moot Court Honor Society, a Dean’s Merit Scholar, and a Legal Writing Teacher’s Assistant. Graduating cum laude, Shannon also received the Jacob Burns Medal for Outstanding Scholastic Achievement.

Shannon has been awarded the designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP) through the Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) and was certified to practice AAA commercial arbitration through the New York State Bar Association. Shannon’s executive education certification programs include Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy, awarded by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently, Shannon is completing the coursework to become a certified AI Business Professional and certified FinTech professional through the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and Hong Kong University respectively.

In addition to practicing law, Shannon is committed to serving children and her community. She has served as a den leader and cub master in Scouts, BSA and assists various organizations dedicated to serving adults living on Long Island who have experienced career and housing disruptions.

Education

  • Cardozo School of Law
  • Occidental College

Experience

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurer based upon the legal finding of no additional insured coverage for government entity under the CGL policy at issue.
  • Provide general coverage and monitoring analysis to insurers concerning national and New York opioid litigations.
  • Counseled and advised covered entities with respect to HIPAA interpretation and compliance and has counseled corporate entities regarding best practices in managing data and data life cycles.
  • Advise matrimonial clients and department on issues concerning social media, illegal surveillance, the misappropriation of data, evidentiary issues arising from the use of social media and data, and data forensic evaluations.
  • Represented multiple high-excess global insurers with respect to monitoring and defending coverage litigations arising from the Deepwater Horizon explosion and Hurricane Katrina.
  • Negotiated a favorable settlement of a business dispute on behalf of a medical partnership asserting a claim for breach of the covenant to not compete against former partner seeking to be employed by the largest employer in the state of New York.
  • Successfully represented client in a multimillion-dollar dispute over an alleged ownership interest in a multistate commercial real estate company.
  • Obtained summary judgment for multinational company in wage and hour and Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) litigation arising from a dispute over contractor versus employee classification.
  • Extensive experience representing multinational pharmaceutical companies in various prescription MDL and class action product liability actions. Representative matters include In re Vioxx Product Liability Litigation and In re Serzone Product Liability Litigation among others.
  • Advised hospitals and medical groups regarding a wide range of healthcare IT-related issues, including: covered entity and business associate compliance and compliance with federal and state privacy and security laws and regulations, including HIPAA.

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York

Affiliations & Appointments

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

“Malicious Prosecution: Coverage Under the CGL Policy,” Defense Journal/IADC, April 2017, Co-Authored with Thomas Newman

New York’s Determination to Provide New Indoor Vax or Mask Rules Applicable to All in the State of New York, NY Business Law and Commercial Litigation blog, Dec. 2021

“The Southern District of New York, Like the Majority of Courts Considering the Issue, Finds No Business Interruption Coverage for COVID-19 Pandemic Losses,” New York Business Law and Commercial Litigation blog, May 2021

“Insurers, Be Clear: Wishy-Washy Reservation of Rights Letters Fail Legal Scrutiny Under New York Law,” New York Business Law and Commercial Litigation blog, May 2021

“Late and Out of Luck: An Insurer’s Failure to Investigate an Accident and Decline Coverage Based Upon a Policy Exclusion Renders the Subsequent Disclaimer of a Claim Untimely as a Matter of Law,” New York Business Law and Commercial Litigation blog, April 2021

“Is the Business Interruption Caused by COVID-19 Covered Under Business Owners’ Property Insurance Policies?” New York Business Law and Commercial Litigation blog, March 2020

“How the Fourth Industrial Revolution is Shaping Conversations Amongst New York Commercial and Federal Litigators: Part II,” New York Business Law and Commercial Litigation blog, Feb. 2020

“How the Fourth Industrial Revolution is Shaping Conversations Amongst New York Commercial and Federal Litigators: Part I,” New York Business Law and Commercial Litigation blog, Feb. 2020

 

Presenter for the Lorman Institute at State Laws And HIPAA Standards In New York on the issue of hospital study Internal Review Board HIPAA compliance.