Rebecca represents cities and public entities on labor and employment issues including hiring employees, compliance with state and federal labor regulations, implementing personnel policies, preventing discrimination and harassment, providing reasonable accommodations, and administering discipline and termination. Rebecca also assists in drafting employment contracts and separation agreements, conducts investigations into alleged wrongdoing, and provides training to employers to ensure compliance with employment laws. A seasoned trial attorney, Rebecca represents public clients in employment disputes, including in mediation, arbitration, administrative hearings and litigation.
After earning her law degree, Rebecca began her career as a white collar criminal defense attorney at Kirkland & Ellis in Washington, D.C., where she worked with clients to ensure compliance with federal and international laws. She moved to California to clerk for the Honorable Richard A. Paez on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Following her clerkship, Rebecca worked as a civil trial attorney, representing clients in a wide variety of areas and focusing on employment litigation. She also gained significant experience advising clients on employment matters and negotiating employment disputes to prevent litigation from occurring.
Professional and Community Affiliations
Member, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity