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  Rebecca J. Smith
Partner
Direct Dial: 213-615-7008
Fax: 213-615-7100
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Rebecca Smith is a partner in Freeman Mathis & Gary’s Los Angeles office; however her clients include business up and down the State of California from San Diego to Sacramento. Her practice principally focuses on representing employers in labor and employment related litigation and serving in an advisory capacity for numerous large and mid-size businesses. Ms. Smith also has extensive experience in commercial and complex litigation including Appellate work and representing businesses in consumer class actions.  Ms. Smith also has represented public entities and contractors in a variety of section 1983 claims.  Additionally, Ms. Smith has also practiced in the area of insurance coverage for almost thirty years, having advised and represented major insurance companies in the defense of numerous first-party and insurance bad faith claims. 

As a skilled litigator, Ms. Smith has successfully represented clients in California's state and federal courts in labor and employment disputes, in addition to hearings before the California Labor Commissioner and other state and federal administrative agencies. In her advisory role, she has provided counsel in preventative employment and labor law, as well as assisting her clients with compliance, audits and the preparation of personnel policies and procedures. 

Ms. Smith is a frequent lecturer to executives, human resources professionals and various business groups and professional organizations on labor and employment law issues, including family and medical leave, wrongful discharge, discrimination, sexual harassment, employee handbooks and contracts, and wage and hour laws.

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