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Rebecca Hekman

Rebecca Hekman


Rebecca Hekman

Rebecca Hekman's practice focuses on advising corporate and individual clients in international and domestic government investigations and complex civil litigation, including cases involving allegations of corruption, money laundering, false claims, and antitrust violations. 

Rebecca has experience representing clients in US federal court and before the US DOJ, Department of Defense, and Congressional committees. Rebecca also has experience with international arbitration and has represented clients before various arbitral institutions.

  • Counsel to a German industrial company and its Israeli subsidiary in a case alleging that the provision of construction supplies to settlers in the West Bank constituted war crimes including ATA violations. Al-Tamimi v. Adelson (DDC)
  • Counsel to a multinational medical device manufacturer in theft of trade secrets and RICO suits against a former senior executive and the competitor that hired her. St. Jude Medical v. Biotronik (WD Tex and D Minn)
  • Represented an international private bank and banking group in the global 1MDB corruption and money laundering investigation by US and various non-US government authorities
  • Conducted an internal investigation for a US defense contractor into allegations of fraud in connection with a military contract
  • Counsel to former Russian and Japanese country managers for a major pharmaceutical company in a DOJ/SEC investigation into alleged FCPA violations
  • Counsel to private equity firm in ICC arbitration alleging violations of New York law, multinational management consulting firm in Milan Chamber of Commerce arbitration alleging violations of Italian law, and multinational mining company in ICSID arbitration
  • Pro bono representation of asylum seekers, Guantanamo detainees and individuals asserting constitutional challenges to the FBI’s No-Fly List. Tanvir v. Tanzin (SDNY)
  • Pro bono filing of US Supreme Court amicus briefs in cases addressing the US treaty power (Bond v. US) and challenging life sentences for crimes committed while juveniles (Brooker v. Alabama)

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Career and qualifications

  • UC Berkeley (BA) 2000
  • Assistant Legal Counsel, Permanent Court of Arbitration 2010
  • UCLA School of Law (JD, Law Review) 2010
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in New York 2011
  • Law Clerk, Hon. Gary Allen Feess, US District Court for the Central District of California 2011
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2015
  • Admitted as an Attorney-at-Law in District of Columbia 2016

Professional bodies

  • American Society of International Law (ASIL)
  • International Bar Association (IBA)