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Rebecca A. Finkel

Associate
 

Rebecca A. Finkel focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and construction litigation. She has significant experience litigating a broad range of matters including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duties, tax controversies, fraud, and class actions.  She represents clients in litigation pending in federal and state courts throughout the country and has handled matters before the American Arbitration Association and other alternative dispute resolution tribunals.  Rebecca has also represented clients before the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and self-regulatory organizations, such as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority and the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. 

Prior to joining the Firm, Rebecca was a senior associate in the Chicago office of a large firm and focused on complex civil litigation and white-collar defense.  Rebecca also previously served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Chief Judge Rebecca R. Pallymeyer and the Honorable Virginia M. Kendall in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.  Rebecca enjoys a wealth of experience representing clients in pro bono matters.  She has represented several clients in pursuing their Section 1984 civil rights claims in federal court and second-chaired a stage-three evidentiary hearing in a post-conviction actual innocence case in state court. 

While in law school, Rebecca served as Chief Justice of the University of Illinois’ Moot Court Board and was a member of the College of Law Trial Team.  She won multiple awards for oral advocacy during law school.  Rebecca also received the CALI award for highest grade in University of Illinois College of Law Federal Civil Rights Clinic; in that role, she obtained favorable settlement on behalf of one client and represented another as first-chair in a jury trial.

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Education/Background

Rebecca received her J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Illinois Law School in 2014, and her B.S., magna cum laude, from University of Illinois in 2010 where she graduated with high distinctions in English Literature and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Rebecca is licensed to practice in the State of Illinois.