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Rebecca Suarez

Counsel

rsuarez@crowell.com
Phone: +1 415.365.7278
3 Embarcadero Center, 26th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111

Rebecca Suarez is a counsel in Crowell & Moring's San Francisco Office and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group. Rebecca has represented companies in complex commercial disputes in a number of different industries, including health care, education, retail, bankruptcy, and insurance. Rebecca has experience representing clients in litigation at all stages, from pre-litigation investigation and counseling through trial and appeal. 

Rebecca earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California. While in law school, Rebecca was a certified student intern with USC's Post-Conviction Justice Project and was on the staff of the Interdisciplinary Law Journal. Rebecca graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in philosophy.

Representative Matters

  • Successfully defending a leading health services company in a contract dispute involving the creation, design, and operation of a large health plan.
  • Successfully defending university administrators from claims of civil rights violations arising out of student protests at UC Berkeley.
  • Representing Ross Dress for Less in a dispute regarding end-of-lease obligations.
  • Representing a Chapter 7 Trustee in various bankruptcy litigation matters.
  • Representing Foot Locker in a dispute regarding exclusive clause in leases at shopping center.
  • Representing Sears, Macy's, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Express in litigation stemming from a large fire at the Roseville Galleria, an upscale shopping center operated by Westfield in Northern California.

Education

  • Wellesley College, B.A. philosophy
  • University of Southern California, Gould School of Law, J.D.

Affiliations

Admitted to practice: California

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"Anticipating The Pandemic's Impact On Retail Leases," Law360 (April 7, 2020). Authors: Gregory D. Call, Rebecca Suarez, Allyson McKinstry, and Tracy E. Reichmuth.
Publication
"Business Disruption in a Pandemic: What Lease Issues Do You Need to Consider?" Crowell & Moring Webinar (March 31, 2020). Presenters: Gregory D. Call, Allyson McKinstry, Tracy E. Reichmuth, and Rebecca Suarez.
Speech/Presentation
"COVID-19 Lease Issues: What You Need to Consider," Corporate Alert (March 26, 2020). Contacts: Gregory D. Call, Tracy E. Reichmuth, Rebecca Suarez, Allyson McKinstry
Client Alert / Newsletter
LITIGATION NOTE: University of California Prevails in Federal Lawsuit Asserting Civil Rights Violations (Aug.14.2018)
Firm News / Announcement
"Litigation Forecast 2018: What Corporate Counsel Need to Know for the Coming Year," a Crowell & Moring LLP publication (January 9, 2018). Creator and Editor: Mark A. Klapow. Associate Editor: Rebecca Suarez.
Publication
Crowell & Moring Elects Seven New Partners and Promotes 23 Associates to Counsel (Jan.04.2018)
Firm News / Announcement
Crowell & Moring Announces 2017 Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Fellow and Pathfinders (Mar.15.2017)
Firm News / Announcement
"Where Are They Now, Part Seven: An Update On Developments In Asbestos-Related Bankruptcy Cases," Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Report, Vol. 13, No. 12 (July 2014). Co-Authors: Mark D. Plevin, Leslie A. Davis, Tacie H. Yoon, and Rebecca Suarez.
Publication

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