Shannon E. Boettjer

Shannon E. Boettjer

  • Garden City
  • T: 516-393-8209
  • F: 516-393-8282

Shannon E. Boettjer focuses on complex, high-stakes disputes in the areas of commercial, business, insurance, insurance coverage, antitrust, unfair business practices, and contract dispute litigation. She also has extensive experience representing global companies in individual and class action employment disputes, consumer class action, product liability, and mass tort litigations.

Shannon regularly represents clients in state and federal courts; advises corporate and individual clients about contract drafting and interpretation, and advises insurers and insureds as to setting reserves, risk management, and interpreting and drafting insurance and manuscript policies and endorsements.

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 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, including with the firm’s transactional attorneys and matrimonial department.

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


  • Cardozo School of Law
  • Occidental College


  • 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.
  • 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.


  • 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

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

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

“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.