Rebecca represents companies in litigation in federal and state courts nationwide. She is an across-the-board employment lawyer with significant trial experience representing management in bet-the-company cases involving wage and hour and fair credit class actions, trade secret, wrongful termination, discrimination and fair pay claims.
Rebecca provides strategic advice to companies aimed towards aligning personnel practices with an employer’s culture, values and priorities and minimizing legal risk. She is committed to developing a client’s understanding of the law to improve human resources practices and guide business forward. A frequent speaker and writer on key developments and cutting-edge legal issues, Rebecca is known for pragmatic, out-of-the-box solutions that support strategic growth.
Rebecca’s clients include healthcare companies, professional services firms, entertainment, digital media and technology innovators, manufacturers and recyclers, and tax-exempt organizations, operating both domestically and internationally. She has been ranked by ChambersUSA multiple times, is honored by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America and recognized for her trial successes as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel in America. Selected by the professional services network IRGlobal as its exclusive California employment practitioner, Rebecca contributes thought leadership and provides guidance on developing areas of employment law to professionals around the world.
Prior to her law firm practice, Rebecca served as a Law Clerk for Chief Judge Deanell Reece Tacha for the Tenth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals.
Board Chair, Episcopal School of Los Angeles
Trustee, Born Free
Film & Ink Law Group PC v. Maja Skrbic – Embezzlement (2019)
Skybell Technologies v. Martin – Trade Secret Theft/Embezzlement (2018)
Chaudhary v. ForwardLine – Fair Credit Class Action (2017)
Bryson Tiller v. Dorn – California Talent Agency Act (2017)
Donnan v. Oak Valley Hospital District – Union Arbitration/Teamsters (2017)
Williams v. Quemetco – Wage and Hour Class Action/NLRA (2016)
Bates v. Metropolitan Interpreters & Translators, Inc. – Multi-Plaintiff/Federal Polygraph Protection Act (2015)
Escano v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc. – Wage and Hour Class Action/PAGA (2014)
Publications & Speaking
Co-author, “Workplace Investigations – Process and enforcement in the age of #MeToo,” IRGlobal, 2019.
Co-author, “#MeToo. – Is it time up for discrimination in the workplace?,” IRGlobal, 2018.
Co-author, “DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGY AND THE GIG ECONOMY–THE CHANGING EMPLOYMENT LANDSCAPE,” IRGlobal, Q1 2018.
Co-author, “Impact of the Defend Trade Secrets Act in the U.S.,” Corporate Disputes, January-March 2017 issue.
Contributor, “Labour And Employment 2016 Annual Review,” Financier Worldwide, August 2016.
“10 QUESTIONS: COMPLYING WITH CALIFORNIA’S FAIR PAY ACT,” Financier Worldwide, May 2016.
Speaker/Sponsor, Fair Credit Reporting Roundtable, 2015-18
“Leaves of Absence,” Inside Counsel, April 4, 2011.
“Background Checks Could Lead to Discriminatory Hiring Practices,” Inside Counsel, March 7, 2011.
“Be Proactive in Preventing Off-The-Clock Work,” Inside Counsel, February 21, 2011.
“Firing Employees in a High Unemployment Environment,” Inside Counsel, February 7, 2011.
“Avoiding Social Networking Land Mines For Employers,” Inside Counsel, November 4, 2010.
State Bar of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Director - Scherzer International, Inc.
Member of the Advisory Board - Praxis Development Group
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
Elkins Kalt Weintraub Reuben Gartside LLP
J.D., LL.M. in International & Foreign Law, Duke Law School; Executive Editor, Duke Law Journal
M.A. in History, University of Kansas
B.A. in Physics and French, Emporia State University