Posthumously: Gayle Boone was an integral member our our law firm’s success, and she will always be
a beloved member of the Sumner Schick Family.
Gayle represented Fortune 500 companies and individuals in high profile disputes throughout the
country. She focused her practice on large scale competitor misconduct cases which include fraud
matters, competitor fraud disputes, whistleblower cases, trade secret protection, antitrust lawsuits,
disputes under non-competition agreements, and major internal corporate investigations. She also
represented companies in qui tam matters. In recent years before her passing, Gayle protected
international outsourcing companies in pre-litigation negotiations, trials, and arbitrations.
Gayle also advised and defended individuals and companies in the security fraud arena. Publicly held
companies are subject to both civil and criminal scrutiny for their practices, and Gayle worked hard to
protect their interests. She advised Boards of Directors and their special committees, conducted internal
investigations, provided advice on corporate governance, and represented companies, their officers,
their directors and their advisors in securities fraud and derivative lawsuits, as well as before the
Securities and Exchange Commission and other government agencies.
Gayle loved her daughter and enjoyed taking her all over the world via ships, tours, or on their own.
Some of her favorite destinations included Peru, China, and Iceland. She also enjoyed collecting antique
books, particularly cookbooks from previous centuries.