Rebecca Benesh represents and advises corporate clients in complex labor and employment litigation, including wage and hour collective and class actions, employment discrimination lawsuits, and employment-related tort claims. Her experience includes defending clients in wage and hour disputes arising under the Fair Labor Standards Act and in discrimination disputes arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and various other federal and state laws.
Rebecca has been involved in litigation in federal and state courts as well as in administrative proceedings before federal administrative agencies. She has experience in various stages of litigation, including offensive and defensive discovery, factual investigation, pretrial briefing and motion practice, as well as mediations, arbitrations, and trials. In addition, Rebecca counsels clients on employment-related matters, including compensation practices and worker classification issues.
Before attending law school, Rebecca worked for the Tony Blair Faith Foundation as an inaugural Faiths Act Fellow, where she developed and facilitated a youth-oriented, multifaith organization in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. While attending law school, she worked in the MacArthur Justice Center, where she handled civil rights litigation matters on behalf of wrongfully convicted clients.
- January 29, 2020
Complex Wage and Hour Issues and Calculations
- Northwestern University (J.D. cum laude 2013; Associate Editor, Northwestern University Law Review); Amherst College (B.A. summa cum laude 2009; Phi Beta Kappa; Recipient, Donald S. Pitkin Prize)
- Law Clerk to the Honorable Robin S. Rosenbaum, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit (2016-2017); Extern to the Honorable John Antoon II, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida (Summer 2011)