Rebecca was born and raised in New York City. While in law school, Rebecca dedicated much of her free time to the Unemployment Action Center (“UAC”), a student-run non-profit corporation that provides free legal representation for claimants seeking unemployment insurance. Her success in the adversarial proceedings before administrative law judges at the Department of Labor earned her the title of “Advocate of the Year” for three consecutive years. In her last year at Cardozo, Rebecca served on UAC’s Board of Directors as the Vice President and Director of Training.
In her last semester of law school, Rebecca was chosen to participate in an externship with the Department of Financial Services (“DFS”). Her focus was on the protection of New York consumers from financial fraud, including but not limited to, unfair lending practices and the regulation of virtual currency. Although she enjoyed the substantive components of her legal education, it was the practical application that made her love the law and commit to helping clients maneuver through legal proceedings and recognize their rights.
Shortly after graduating from law school and passing the bar, Rebecca joined the law firm of Barasch, McGarry, Salzman, & Penson. She brings compassion and diligence to her work representing victims affected by the 9/11 tragedy, and aims to ensure that each client is compensated fairly and understands his legal rights.