Rebecca Stephens is co-leader of the Consumer Products Initiative. She counsels clients on a wide range of employment matters, including developing and implementing sound employment policies, conducting workplace investigations, overseeing accommodations and leaves of absence, and administering separations from employment. With clients ranging from small businesses to global corporations, Rebecca takes a practical, solutions-focused approach and understands the importance of tailoring her advice to each employer’s needs, goals, and culture.

Rebecca also represents employers in single-plaintiff and class and representative action litigation matters in federal and state courts, including wage and hour disputes and wrongful termination, retaliation, and discrimination cases. She also routinely represents clients before administrative agencies including the Division of Labor Standards Enforcement, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Rebecca served as a law clerk and attorney-advisor to the Honorable Jennifer Gee of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Administrative Law Judges and as a judicial extern to the Honorable Ruben Castillo of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


  • Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Star in Employment since (2022 - 2023)
  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Litigation–Labor and Employment (2023-2024)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Barristers Board of Directors, Bar Association of San Francisco (2022-present)
  • Member, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law’s 2021 Leadership Development Program
  • Member, 2021 Class of Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinders
  • Past Chair, Barristers Labor & Employment Law Section, Bar Association of San Francisco (2020-2021)
  • Executive Committee Member, Barristers Labor & Employment Law Section, Bar Association of San Francisco (2017-present)
  • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association; Planning Committee Member, National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment (2020-2021); Co-Chair, Outreach to New and Young Lawyers Committee (2021-present); Litigation/Class Action Track Co-Chair, Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference (2021-present)
  • Board Member, Northwestern Law Alumni Club of San Francisco (2018-present)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Mission Graduates (2020-present)

Firm Highlights


New Laws and Compliance Updates for California Employers in 2023

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Farella Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 Edition

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Under FTC’s New Proposed Rule, Employers Will No Longer Be Able to Rely on Noncompete Agreements

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has proposed a rule that would prohibit the use of noncompete agreements in employment contracts. Noncompete agreements prevent employees and independent contractors from pursuing certain forms of employment &ndash...

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Farella Braun + Martel Attorneys Named to 2023 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Thirty-eight Farella Braun + Martel lawyers were named to the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists of top attorneys in Northern California for 2023. 2023 Farella Northern California Super Lawyers: Carly Alameda – Business...

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Employers Should Review Common Severance Agreement Terms Due to New NLRB Decision

Historically, employers have routinely included confidentiality and non-disparagement provisions in severance agreements with departing employees. Such provisions can be important for protecting sensitive personnel data or proprietary business information from disclosure. But in light...

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