Rebekah L. Bailey is a tireless advocate committed to civil rights and social justice. She primarily represents whistleblowers and groups of employees, students, and consumers across the country in complex class and collective action lawsuits, fighting against discrimination, government fraud, wage theft, and unfair business practices. She also assists employees with individual disputes, defending professional clients with licensing issues or contract negotiations, and alleging claims of discrimination, sex harassment, and denial of benefits. Whether civil rights, employment, or consumer cases, through individual and class representation, Rebekah helps everyday people find their voice through legal action.
Rebekah has dedicated her practice to the representation of everyday people. Rebekah focuses primarily on complex litigation, including qui tam actions, as well as class and collective action litigation and vigorously advocates for large groups of employees and consumers throughout the country. She has over a decade of experience litigating cases in court and arbitration, successfully first chairing a bench trial and defeating primary affirmative defenses through summary judgment on multiple cases. She has spoken at national conferences on various topics such as electronic discovery, arbitration, equal pay, and various wage and hour issues. Rebekah is a founding member of the firm’s Civil Rights and Impact team and Consumer Class Action Group, and she has also served as a member of the firm's National Wage and Hour Team. She leads the firm's e-discovery committee.
Rebekah has been committed to helping those in need throughout her career. Rebekah volunteers through Mid-Minnesota Legal Aid’s Housing Court ERP Project, helping tenants remain in their homes and obtain expungements of eviction actions. In law school, she served as the executive editor of the Journal of Law and Inequality. She previously volunteered with the Michigan Migrant Legal Assistance Project, a non-profit legal organization that provides legal services to indigent migrant farm workers while focusing on wage and hour and landlord/tenant disputes. Rebekah also teaches practical lawyering skills to law students at the University of Minnesota.