Rebecca received her JD from Cal Berkeley and her undergraduate degree from USC. She also holds an LLM in Dispute Resolution from Pepperdine University School of Law / Straus Institute, where she serves as an adjunct professor teaching mediation, arbitration and mediating the litigated case. She is a distinguished member of several court-annexed ADR programs, including the one sponsored by the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the California Court of Appeal / Second District.
Rebecca speaks and writes frequently on various ADR topics. Most recently, she presented on E-Discovery in Arbitration, Breaking Impasse in Mediation, Lying in Mediation / Is it Ever OK? and Advanced Arbitration Skills. During 2017 and 2018, Rebecca spoke (or will be speaking) on a number of topics, including, Striving for Excellence: The Emergence of the Modern Mediator, Recent Developments in Arbitration and Mediation Law, Settlement Building Techniques for Use in Mediation, Advanced Arbitration Skills, and Mediating the Litigated Dispute. Additionally, Rebecca taught three academic courses in Arbitration Theory and Practice as an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University School of Law / Straus Institute. In 2019, Rebecca will be assisting the Pepperdine / Straus American Inn of Court for Dispute Resolution with programming for its second year in addition to serving on the Executive Committee and as Secretary for the Inn.
In her free time, Rebecca likes to work on learning a new language (Spanish), go to the gym, walk her dogs and play bridge.