Overview

Rebecka has worked in a variety of practice areas including real estate, corporate compliance, government contracting of financial service products, general civil litigation, family law, and criminal appeals. She has also served as a judicial intern and law clerk in federal and state courts, and draws on this judicial experience in analyzing the best solutions for specific client issues. In addition, Rebecka draws on her background in linguistics when analyzing issues that arise concerning the development of legal language, particularly in the interpretation and application of statutes.

  • Credentials

    Education

    • Vanderbilt Law School, J.D., 2017
      Journal of Transnational Law, Executive Articles Editor
      Dean’s Scholar
      Helen Scott Curry International Law Scholar
      Branstetter Summer Fellow
      Hon. Gerald E. Rosen, U.S. District Court, Judicial Intern (2015)
      Chief Justice Robert P. Young, Jr., Michigan Supreme Court, Judicial Intern (2015)
      Vanderbilt University Law School, Legal Writing, Teaching Assistant
    • University of Wisconsin, M.A., Applied English Linguistics, 2014
      Guy S. Lowman Applied English Linguistics First Year Excellence Award
    • University of Michigan, B.A., English Language and Literature, 2011, with honors
      Dean’s List

    Bar Admissions

    • Illinois
      • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
      • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

          Clerkships

          • Justice Annette Kingsland Ziegler, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Law Clerk (2017-2018)

          Professional Certifications

          • Certified to Teach English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

          Languages Spoken & Fluency

          • Spanish, Proficient
        • Insights

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          News Release

          Schiff Hardin Advises Wintrust on Three Year-End Acquisitions

          Schiff Hardin LLP advised Wintrust Financial Corporation (Nasdaq: WTFC) on the recent completion of three bank and financial institution acquisitions.

          Alert

          Update: FinCEN Issues Revised Regulations that Aim to Discover and Prevent Money Laundering

          On November 15, 2018, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued its sixth Geographic Targeting Order (GTO) aimed at preventing money laundering in all-cash residential real estate purchases made by legal entities.

          Alert

          Qualified Opportunity Zones: An Introduction to New Opportunities under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

          The IRS and Treasury Department issued proposed regulations that explain how investors can take advantage of the statute’s unique opportunity for deferral and exclusion of capital gains taxes by investing in designated distressed communities or QOZs.