Rebecca has been litigating securities fraud and shareholder rights actions for over a decade, recovering more than a billion dollars for the Firm’s institutional investor clients.
Among numerous other of her notable recoveries, Rebecca was a senior member of the team that obtained $480 million for investors in the securities class action against Wells Fargo & Co. related to its fake accounts scandal, one of the largest settlements in Ninth Circuit history. Rebecca also represented the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System in a securities litigation against the General Motors Company arising from a series of misrepresentations concerning the quality, safety, and reliability of the Company’s cars, which resulted in a $300 million settlement — the second largest securities class action recovery in the Sixth Circuit.
Recently, Rebecca was a senior member of the trial team that prosecuted an unprecedented shareholder derivative litigation against Fox News parent 21st Century Fox, Inc. arising from the systemic sexual and workplace harassment at the embattled network. After nearly 18 months of litigation, the team obtained a landmark settlement with two key components: 1) the first ever Board-level watchdog of its kind – the "Fox News Workplace Professionalism and Inclusion Council" of experts – majority independent of the Murdochs, the Company, and Board; and 2) one of the largest financial recoveries – $90 million – ever obtained in a pure corporate board oversight dispute. Because of her work on the case, Rebecca subsequently narrated a feature documentary by Dow Jones’ MarketWatch discussing both the Fox litigation and the ways that investors can harness their power to create meaningful social change through shareholder litigation.
Rebecca has lectured at Columbia Law School and multiple conferences on the topics of social change, sexual harassment, and shareholder litigation. She is a founding member of Beyond #MeToo: A Working Group on Corporate Governance, Compliance, and Risk. Beyond #MeToo seeks to provide a neutral forum for candid discussion, practical discourse, and legal and professional scholarship in developing the next generation of policy prescriptions and best practices related to these complicated issues.
Rebecca is currently prosecuting securities class actions against Signet Jewelers Limited and Qualcomm, Inc.
In recognition of her achievements, she has been named to the Super Lawyers list of leading practitioners by Thomson Reuters and to the "500 Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer" list by Lawdragon.