Rebecca advises clients including government contractors, telecommunications companies, maritime businesses, healthcare companies, and manufacturers strategically employ, avoid, or respond to litigation and arbitration with an eye toward achieving business goals.  Her representations include disputes with current and former business partners, prime and subcontractors, clients, competitors, and employees.  Rebecca’s domestic representations involve proceedings in federal and state courts throughout the U.S.  She maintains an international practice as well, with a particular focus on expert work in ICC arbitration and helping domestic clients navigate or avoid proceedings in foreign courts.  Rebecca leverages her wide-ranging experience in the public and private sectors to craft efficient, tailored, and holistic solutions.


Representative Matters

  • Defending ship repair division of global defense contractor against breach of contract and implied warranty claims brought by subcontractor in federal court relating to Navy contract to rehabilitate retired missile cruiser.
  • Defending global defense contractor against New York state court case alleging breach of an asset purchase agreement following acquisition of a start-up manufacturer of unmanned underwater vehicles.
  • Representing global defense contractor in federal court case against former teaming agreement partner involving breach of contract, breach of proprietary information agreement, and misappropriation of trade secrets relating to parties’ pursuit of a Navy contract for shipboard threat detection systems.
  • Defending telecommunications company against breach of contract claims in New Hampshire state court arising out of joint use agreement with electric cooperative pertaining to ownership and maintenance of utility poles. Advising on similar litigation pending in Texas.
  • Advise health care companies in disputes with pharmacy benefit managers, including pursuit of injunctive relief to prevent PBM from carrying out unlawful threat to stop performance and successful pre-filing resolution of claims related to breach of PBM agreement.
  • Represented a political consulting firm and its founder in defending civil RICO, copyright infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, and various tort claims arising out of alleged conspiracy with a foreign government.
  • Represented global defense contractor in parallel disputes in U.S. federal and state courts as well as litigation in South Korea against subcontractor and South Korean government in disputes arising out of Foreign Military Sales contract for F-16 fighter jet upgrade.
  • Represented real estate developer in ICC arbitration against its former joint venture partner in dispute regarding ownership and development rights to a South Korean smart-city; advising on follow-on litigation in South Korean courts.
  • Represented U.S.-Guinean shipping company in ICC arbitration against consortium of mining companies in dispute regarding shipping rights; prepared experts on French, Guinean, and public international law as well as several high-ranking former Guinean government officials to testify.
  • Represented several companies in proceedings before the DC Office of Human Rights and VA EEOC pertaining to allegations of workplace discrimination, harassment, and hostile work environment.
  • Briefed and argued cases arising under various federal statutes before the U.S. Courts of Appeal, including the Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Circuits, as well as the federal agency's internal appellate tribunal and Office of Administrative Law Judges.
  • Advised several agencies within the U.S. Department of Labor on the initiation and prosecution of enforcement proceedings in areas involving bankruptcy, civil rights (OFCCP), and labor management.
  • Lead associate on trial teams that successfully defended pharmaceutical product liability MDL bellwether trials in federal district courts.

Professional Experience

  • Senior Attorney, Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of Labor (2013-2017)
  • Private law practice (2006-2008; 2009-2013)
  • Intern, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia (2005)
  • Intern for the Honorable Donald G. Alexander, Maine Supreme Judicial Court (2005)


  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia

  • Historical Society of the D.C. Circuit



J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School

B.A., magna cum laude, Syracuse University

Law Journals

Editorial Staff Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal


  • Law Clerk for the Honorable John M. Facciola, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (2008-2009)

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York Bar
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, and Ninth Circuits
  • U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and Southern District of New York

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