Rebekah Blake defends corporations in a variety of cutting-edge litigations in federal and state courts and in arbitration. Her active caseload includes product liability lawsuits, class actions, pharmaceutical litigation, and mass tort chapter 11 proceedings.
Rebekah plays a significant role in the defense of the industry in PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) litigation, which includes the largest ever proposed class action, a nationwide multidistrict litigation, and dozens of other individual lawsuits.
She has represented pharmaceutical and laboratory companies in qui tam whistleblower False Claims Act actions relating to claims of off-label marketing and improper pricing. In addition, she has represented defendant-companies in consumer class action cases, real estate disputes, shareholder derivative lawsuits, and bankruptcy adversary proceedings. She also has experience advising financial institutions on compliance and regulatory matters and conducting internal company investigations.
Rebekah is committed to providing pro bono legal representation for those with limited means of access to legal services. She has worked with organizations, including Kids in Need of Defense, Her Justice, and the Legal Aid Society, to represent victims of abuse; asylum seekers in removal proceedings in federal court and women detained at the border in Laredo, Texas; left-behind parents in international child abduction cases; and female-prisoner victims of sexual assault. She has also assisted nonprofit companies in achieving tax-exempt status.
Rebekah is co-chair of the New York Office's Women's Initiative and co-chair of the New York Office New Lawyers Group.
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- Pace University (J.D. summa cum laude 2011; Valedictorian; Full Tuition Merit Scholarship; Senior Member, Pace Law Review; PLS Arbitration Team; B.A. in Communications/Journalism summa cum laude 2008; Pforzheimer Honors College: rank 1/150 in major)
- New York and New Jersey
Legal Aid Society 2016 Pro Bono Publico Award
April 2021 Kids in Need of Defense Pro Bono Attorney Spotlight
2020-2021 New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star"
- Extern to Chief Magistrate George A. Yanthis, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Spring 2010)