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B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz, 1996
J.D. from Seattle University School of Law, 2004
Creating a personalized, client-focused experience is Rebecca’s passion, as she deeply resonates with the challenges her clients face and believes in strongly advocating for them to meet their goals.
Now based in the North Bay, Rebecca has spent the last 15+ years supporting workers in achieving justice in a wide variety of workplace disputes — including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, negotiation of severance agreement and reasonable accommodation guidance to help employees with disabilities keep their jobs. She has worked with legendary Bay Area women litigators, including all of the partners at Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams, to develop a guiding compass where the client always comes first. Rebecca became Of Counsel to LVBH in September 2020.
Earlier in her career, Rebecca advocated for employees in Seattle, Washington, during law school, by representing workers in unemployment appeals at the Unemployment Law Project, nuclear whistleblowers at the Government Accountability Project, and a shareholder whistleblower at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. After graduating from UC Santa Cruz, Rebecca was a creative and effective job placement specialist at Goodwill Industries of San Francisco, Jobs for Homeless Consortium in Oakland (as a VISTA Volunteer), and West County Community Services, in Sebastopol placing refugees, formerly incarcerated, immigrants, youth, and other at risk populations in jobs and internships. These formative experiences solidified what has become Rebecca’s lifelong passion to advocate for workers.
Like many of the attorneys at LVBH, Rebecca is committed to supporting the legal community and the workers of California through the advocacy work of the California Employment Lawyers Association. Rebecca is currently a Co-Chair of the Immigrant Employee Rights Committee, has served on the Board Nominating Committee, and has participated in Lobby Day for over a decade to improve the laws for California workers.
She also enjoys collaborating with non-profits including Legal Aid of Sonoma County, Legal Aid at Work, Equal Rights Advocates and Root & Rebound to further advocate for employees and others.
When she’s not practicing law Rebecca is gardening, spending time with family and friends, volunteering on school committees to support critical educational programming and inclusivity, diversity, and equity, traveling, reading, and cooking.