Rebecca has devoted her career to advocating on behalf of sexual abuse survivors, fighting for those who have suffered immeasurable loss at the hands of others. She has witnessed the incredible strength and courage of her clients who have used their voices to call out their sexual abusers by name. Rebecca is a native New Yorker and has seen the injustice of New York’s arbitrary statute of limitations for reporting sexual abuse. She has spent the better part of her career fighting to rectify New York’s outdated reporting laws.
Rebecca is the 2019 recipient of Pace Law School Trial Advocacy Program’s award for “Rising Star in the Private Sector.” She has worked with the top experts in the area of sexual abuse, including top trauma specialists and special victims’ detectives. Rebecca is well versed in the area of internal investigation and legal analysis and has obtained multi-million dollar outcomes on behalf of her clients. She works tirelessly on behalf of her clients and understands the importance of focusing on the client, rather than simply focusing on the claim or the injury.
In addition to her work as a lawyer, Rebecca currently serves on the board of trustees for the Washington Heights CORNER Project, an organization whose mission is to provide stigma-free health promotional support to individuals who use drugs or engage in sex work. She has seen the devastating, lifelong impact of sexual abuse and its ravaging effects on a person’s emotional wellbeing, in particular in the areas of mental health and drug abuse. Rebecca is also an active advocate for drug policy reform. Having represented a multitude of people suffering from PTSD in the aftermath of trauma, she has counseled physicians on the laws pertaining to recommending medical cannabis to patients suffering from PTSD, chronic pain, and other debilitating injuries. She has written and lectured on the constitutionality of Internal Revenue Code 280E, medical malpractice liability exposure for recommending cannabis in New York State, and implementing medical cannabis in primary health care.
Rebecca passion for justice, in combination with her compassion, knowledge and advocacy skills ensure that she will facilitate the best possible outcome for her clients.
Education & Credentials
Pace University Law School / May 2009
Bachelor of Arts in Law and Society
American University / May 2005
- State of NY (2010)
- U.S. District Court SDNY (2011)
- US District Court EDNY (2012)
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2011)
- The New York Law Journal / “Using CPLR 3122-a to Admit Medical Records Without Testimony” / Editor
- The Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy / “26 USC § 280E: Will the Dragon Now Be Slayed” / Co-Author
- Cannabis Law Report / “Availability of Medical Insurance Coverage for Medical Cannabis Patients” / Co-Author
- Pace University Primary Health Care Conference, 2016 / “Medical Cannabis: Legal, Policy and Advocacy Implications For Primary Health Care Providers / Presenter
- Cannabis Law Summit, 2018 / “Insurance Implications for Cannabis Lawyers” / Presenter
Affiliations And Honors
- Steven A. Frumkes Award Recipient
- Member of the Westchester Bar Association
- Member of the New York Bar Association
- Member of the Brooklyn Bar Association
- Rising Star in the Private Sector 2019 Award Recipient, Pace Law School Trial Advocacy Program
Washington Heights Corner Project
Board of Trustees, 2017-Present
Washington Heights Corner Project is an organization that serves an under represented, highly stigmatized population of people who engage in drug use and sex work, offering empowering and stigma-free health promotion support to individuals and their loved ones.