Rebecca Sivitz

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Rebecca Savitz
Rebecca Sivitz is counsel in Weil’s Employment Litigation practice group, where she practices out of the Firm’s New York and Boston offices. Rebecca represents clients across industries, including private equity, financial services, hospitality, higher education, medical devices, retail, and transportation in all manner of employment-related disputes, as well as in investigations, corporate transactions, and restructurings.

An experienced litigator, Rebecca focuses on litigating claims, including class and collective actions, related to wage and hour law, discrimination, retaliation, and harassment. Rebecca practices in state and federal courts nationwide, in arbitrations, and before administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, and Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. In addition, Rebecca guides clients through restrictive covenant disputes, including non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality, non-disclosure, and non-disparagement claims.

Rebecca advises employers on the full spectrum of traditional labor law issues. She defends employers facing unfair labor practice charges, responds to union organizing campaigns, manages union avoidance initiatives, and develops and executes collective bargaining strategies. A thought leader in the space, Rebecca was invited to speak at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting on Practice and Procedure under the National Labor Relations Act.

Rebecca also has extensive experience assisting clients with confidently completing corporate transactions. She performs due diligence and drafts and negotiates key terms in the context of corporate transactions and restructuring engagements. She also conducts sensitive internal investigations, and provides counseling in connection with hiring and separation issues, including for high-level executives.

Outside of her active practice, Rebecca writes and speaks on numerous employment-related topics. She co-authored “An Overview of The New Massachusetts Domestic Violence Leave Law,” for the Boston Bar Journal, and edited chapters in “Discovery in Alternative Forums,” for Massachusetts Discovery Practice and the Massachusetts Wage and Hours Handbook.

Rebecca was named by Best Lawyers in America as “One to Watch” for 2021 and 2022 and a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers from 2019 to 2021.

Rebecca received her J.D. from University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she served as Research Editor for the Journal of Law and Social Change and was an Arthur Littleton H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Fellow. During law school, she interned for the Honorable Judith G. Dein of the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts. She received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Brandeis University.

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