Rich Boone is a Partner at Wilson, Elser, Moskowitz, Edelman & Dicker LLP in New York. Rich is a 1996 graduate of the College of William and Mary (B.A. Economics and Government) and a 2001 graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law (J.D.), where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology. Prior to law school, Rich worked as an analyst in the technology practice of Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). Upon graduation from UVA, Rich was a law clerk to Sr. Justice Henry H. Whiting on the Supreme Court of Virginia. From 2002 until 2010, Rich was an associate in the Washington, DC office of Jones Day, defending claims involving corporate and professional liability. From 2010 to 2015, Rich worked for a DC-based boutique firm representing major insurers in corporate and professional liability coverage disputes across the United States. In 2015, Rich moved to New York City to join Wilson Elser, where he continues to litigate substantial corporate and professional liability insurance coverage matters but also maintains a significant practice defending insureds in such claims. Since 2012, Rich has also served as an advisor to various technology startups.
Michael Lovett is the founder and CEO of Vagabond Vending LLC. Michael is a 2000 graduate of the College of William and Mary (B.B.A. Finance). In 2012, he founded Vagabond, which provides technology solutions for small and mid-sized vending operators, and remains responsible for the corporate, capital, and strategic direction of the company. Michael brings over eighteen years of experience in entrepreneurial startups in the IT services, software, and telecommunications space and has significant experience in developing international partnerships. He also founded CirrusWorks, a networking products company based in Washington, D.C. Prior to CirrusWorks, Michael was an early employee at Core Communications, where he conceived and launched Critical Network Productions, a telecom systems integration business unit that became the impetus for Swisscom’s acquisition of Core in 2006. Michael led the global enterprise solutions group and expanded Swisscom’s operations into Asia, India and the Middle East.