Rebecca E. Bazan practices in the area of complex commercial litigation, with a focus on the areas of consumer fraud; environmental, including Endangered Species Act, Animal Welfare Act and National Environmental Policy Act matters; the Administrative Procedure Act; negligent misrepresentation; breach of contract; civil RICO; defamation; and employment discrimination, including on the basis of gender and age.

Ms. Bazan is a 2009 graduate of Harvard Law School, where she was co-chair of the article selection committee of the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, and a graduate of Emory University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Animal Rights Litigation

  • RICO Litigation

  • Products Liability and Toxic Torts

  • White-Collar Defense

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 2009
    ◦ Article Selection Committee Co-Chair, Harvard Journal of Law and Gender
  • Emory University, B.A., 2006
    ◦ Phi Beta Kappa

Experience

  • Duane Morris LLP
    - Special Counsel, 2018-present

  • Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP
    - Senior Associate, 2014-2018
    - Associate, 2010-2013

  • Office of the Federal Public Defender, San Antonio, Texas
    - Legal Intern, Fall 2009

Honors and Awards

  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2015-2018

  • Legal Lion, Law360’s Weekly Verdict: Legal Lions & Lambs, May 15, 2014

Selected Publications

  • Author, “DC Consumer Protection Procedures Act Claims Worth Less Than Previously Thought,” Norton Rose Fulbright Consumer Products Law Blog, May 5, 2016

  • Co-Author, “Private RICO Litigation,” The Federal Securities Exchange Act of 1934, LexisNexis, 2014

  • Co-Author, “Private RICO Litigation,” The Federal Securities Exchange Act of 1934, LexisNexis, 2013

  • Co-Author, “Criminal Enforcement of the Federal Securities Act,” The Federal Securities Act of 1933, LexisNexis, 2011

  • Co-Author, “Private RICO Litigation,” The Federal Securities Exchange Act of 1934, LexisNexis, 2011

  • Co-Author, “Criminal Enforcement of the Federal Securities Act,” The Federal Securities Act of 1933, LexisNexis, 2010

Selected Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Defending Against Animal Activist Litigation: A View from the Trenches,” at Association of Zoos and Aquariums Annual Conference, San Diego, September 2016