Rebecca Rettig

E: rebecca.rettig@fisherbroyles.com

T: (646) 522-9975

New York Office

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Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • FinTech & Blockchain
  • Employment
  • Litigation and Risk Management
  • Litigation – Civil Pretrial and Trial Services
  • Litigation – Intellectual Property
  • Mediation
  • Securities Litigation and Enforcement
  • Technology
  • White Collar Litigation and Investigations

Bar Admissions 

  • New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court (forthcoming May 2019)
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan

Education 

  • Columbia University School of Law, J.D., Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • London School of Economics, M.Sc., dissertation with distinction
  • Stanford University, B.A.

Clerkships

  • Judge Katherine B. Forrest (fmr.), S.D.N.Y.
  • Judge Jose L. Linares, D.N.J.

Large Law Firm Experience

  • Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

 

Rebecca Rettig is a partner in FisherBroyles’ Litigation Department, and FinTech & Blockchain practice group.  Recognized in 2019 as one of the top 100 women lawyers in New York City by Crain’s New York Business, Rebecca’s practice encompasses a broad range of litigation, such as securities, shareholder derivative, general commercial, contract disputes, copyright and trademark disputes, employment disputes, insurance coverage, and auditor and accountant liability.  Rebecca represents clients in all stages of litigation, and has served as trial counsel in cases and arbitrations around the country.  Rebecca advises and represents Fortune 100 companies, such as large financial institutions, major airlines, pharmaceutical companies, technology companies, private equity funds and hedge funds, as well as startups and emerging companies.

Rebecca’s practice includes unique experience in the blockchain and cryptocurrency space.  She represents and advises blockchain and cryptocurrency clients in matters relating to U.S. regulation, intellectual property, trade secrets and contracts, as well as offering and trading practices.  In this space, Rebecca’s clients include, among others, a multi-billion-dollar private equity firm, a digital asset exchange, crypto‑traders, and blockchain and cryptocurrency investors.  Rebecca handles lawsuits and arbitrations relating to blockchain and cryptocurrency, but also regularly guides clients to successfully resolve disputes prior to any litigation.  She is a frequent speaker on legal and regulatory matters relating to blockchain and cryptocurrency.

In addition to her litigation practice, Rebecca advises companies on all matters relating to their business, including contract negotiations, protection of intellectual property, and employment law.  Rebecca has advised or acted as outside general counsel to entrepreneurs and emerging companies in a wide variety of sectors, including health and wellness, education, finance and blockchain.

Prior to joining FisherBroyles, Rebecca spent more than eight years at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where she represented and advised clients in a wide range of general litigation matters—from pre-litigation dispute resolution through trial.

Rebecca clerked for Judge Katherine B. Forrest (fmr.) in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, as well as Chief Judge Jose Linares in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Rebecca earned her J.D. from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.  She has a B.A. in English and History from Stanford University.

Awards and Recognition

  • Crain’s New York Business, Notable Women in Law (2019)
  • Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2018)

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

  • Diversity in Blockchain, Co-Chair, New York Chapter
  • Global Digital Finance, Member
  • BlockDrop, Inc., Advisory Board Member

Speaking Engagements 

  • FinTech Worldwide Blockchain Conference, New York, NY (April 2018)
  • FinTech, International Investment and Blockchain Technologies in 2018:  Managing Performance and Expectations, New York, NY (June 2018)
  • Crypto Funding Summit: Security Tokens & ICOs, New York, NY (July 2018)
  • P2P Financial Systems International Workshop, Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank, Cleveland, OH (July 2018)
  • New York FinTech Week, New York, NY (August 2018)
  • FOP256 Private Investor Conference, New York, NY (September 2018)
  • Blockchain East Conference, New York, NY (October 2018)
  • FO256 Private Investor Conference, New York, NY (upcoming April 10, 2019)