Rebecca Stephens counsels clients on developing and implementing sound employment policies, conducting workplace investigations, and administering separations from employment. She also represents employers in a wide range of matters in both federal and state courts, including wage and hour disputes and wrongful termination, retaliation, and discrimination cases.
Rebecca’s clients range from small businesses to global corporations. She advises employers on day-to-day employment matters, including challenging issues relating to accommodations and leaves of absence. She also advises clients on practices and policies related to termination, including negotiating severance and separation agreements. Rebecca takes a practical, solutions-focused approach and understands the importance of tailoring her advice to each employer’s needs, goals, and culture.
In her litigation practice, Rebecca has experience with class and representative actions and single-plaintiff cases in federal and state courts and before arbitrators. She also represents clients before administrative agencies including the DLSE, the EEOC, and the DFEH.
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.
Memberships and Affiliations
- Chair, Barristers Labor & Employment Executive Committee, Bar Association of San Francisco
- Member, Labor and Employment Law Section, American Bar Association; Planning Committee Member, National Symposium on Technology in Labor & Employment
- Board Member, Northwestern Law Alumni Club of San Francisco
- Co-Chair, Impact Committee, Mission Graduates