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Rebecca Green

Senior Attorney | Los Angeles

Overview

Rebecca represents cities, special districts, and other public agencies on labor and employment issues including hiring and recruitment, compliance with state and federal labor regulations, drafting and implementing personnel policies, discrimination and harassment prevention, reasonable accommodation and the interactive process, discipline and termination. Rebecca also conducts personnel investigations and provides training to ensure compliance with the rapidly evolving arena of labor and employment law. She represents clients in personnel hearings, including appeals of discipline, and negotiates with employee associations to resolve grievances and form memoranda of understanding under the Meyers-Milias-Brown Act.

A seasoned trial attorney, Rebecca represents clients in employment disputes, including in mediation, arbitration, administrative hearings and litigation. She has successfully litigated collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and individual claims brought under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, as well as a variety of disputes ranging from breach of employment contract to Private Attorney General Act and whistleblower lawsuits.

Professional Experience

Rebecca began her legal 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 with the goal of pre-litigation resolution.

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity

News

Presentations

  • Presentation // Sexual Harassment Prevention for Elected Local Agency Officials
    Institute for Local Government, 08.01.2019
  • Victorville City Hall, 03.13.2019
  • Presentation // Sexual Harassment Prevention for Elected Local Agency Officials
    California Contract Cities Association, Indian Wells, 12.11.2018
  • Presentation // Workplace Implications of the Me Too and Time’s Up Movements
    Municipal Management Association of Southern California, Women’s Leadership Summit, Yorba Linda, California, 05.09.2018

Practice Areas

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School
M.A., Harvard University
B.A., cum laude, Swarthmore College

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