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    Rebecca Carr Rizzo

    Rebecca Carr Rizzo

    T: +1.202.663.9143 F: +1.202.663.8007
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    Rebecca Carr Rizzo is a counsel in the law firm's Litigation practice and is located in the Washington, DC office. She has participated in a wide variety of civil litigation matters in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels and in arbitration proceedings with a particular emphasis on employment law, the Fair Housing Act, and fiduciary law. In addition, Ms. Rizzo’s practice includes investigating and defending employment claims before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and local human rights agencies and counseling on a broad range of employment law matters to ensure compliance and avoid litigation.

    Frequent areas of employment litigation and counseling include claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation and wrongful discharge; disability accommodation issues; Family and Medical Leave Act claims; Fair Labor Standards Act claims; noncompetition agreements; restructurings and reductions in force; the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act issues; and employment policies and procedures. Ms. Rizzo counsels clients on the use of social media at each stage of the employment relationship. As part of her practice, Ms. Rizzo works with clients to design and implement social media policies and procedures. Ms. Rizzo is a frequent speaker and author on social media and its impact on employers.

    While in law school, Ms. Rizzo served as a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

    Ms. Rizzo is also on the Advisory Council of Collegiate Directions, Inc., a non-profit organization committed to closing the education, achievement, and opportunity gap for low-income, primarily first-generation-to-college students.

    Honors & Awards
    • Super Lawyers, Rising Stars – Washington, DC Employment Litigation: Defense (2014-2015)

    American Bar Association


    U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and Eastern District of Virginia

    Recent Speaking Engagements

    "Employment Law Update–Recent Legal Changes That Affect Your Business Model," Pillsbury’s Government Contracts Executive Roundtable – Virginia, November 10, 2015

    “Human Resources and Employment,” ASAE’s Association Law Online Conference, June 24, 2015

    “What Am I Allowed to Know About You?” ASAE’s 2015 Finance, HR, Business Operations Conference – Washington, DC, June 5, 2015

    “Hot Topics in Association Law,” ASAE’s Online Conference for Small Staff Associations, February 19, 2015

    “Getting it Done Right: Employers Navigate Social Media Opportunities and Pitfalls,” ASAE Webinar, July 17, 2014

    “Avoiding a Social Media Sinkhole: The Need for a Social Media Audit,” Pillsbury’s 2014 CLE Marathon – New York City, February 20, 2014

    "Avoiding a Social Media Sinkhole: The Need for a Social Media Audit,” Pillsbury’s 2013 CLE Marathon – Virginia, September 25, 2013

    District of Columbia
    Commonwealth of Virginia
    J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2005
    A.B., Duke University, 2002
    magna cum laude

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