Rebecca Stephens

Associate Attorney

Location: San Francisco, California Phone: 415-­421-1800 Fax: 415-421-1700 Email: Email Me

Rebecca Stephens is an associate at Rukin Hyland. She represents and advises clients in employment law matters including wage and hour, sexual harassment, whistleblower, and discrimination cases. She also represents students in civil rights cases arising out of abuse, harassment, or discrimination at school.

Prior to joining the firm, Rebecca clerked for the Hon. Jennifer Gee, District Chief Judge in the Office of Administrative Law Judges for the U.S. Department of Labor, where she wrote decisions and orders in cases arising under federal labor statutes. Rebecca graduated from Northwestern University School of Law and earned her B.A. at the University of Maryland, College Park. Before attending law school, Rebecca was a Teach for America corps member in Houston, Texas, where she taught second and third grade for three years.




  • “Perspectives: Bill would speed up wage equality fight,” San Francisco Daily Journal (August 10, 2016).
  • “Disparities Between Post-Conviction Remedies for Those Who Plead Guilty and Those Convicted at Trial: A Survey of State Statutes and Recommendations for Reform,” 103 J. Crim. L. & Criminology 309 (2013).

Professional Activities

  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Labor & Employment Section
  • Bar Association of San Francisco, Barristers Club
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • State Bar of California, Labor & Employment Section

Bar Admissions

  • California (2014)
  • Illinois (2013)


  • Northwestern University School of Law (J.D. 2013)
    • Cum laude
    • Public Service Star
    • Lowden-Wigmore Award
  • University of Maryland, College Park (B.A. 2007)
    • Honors in Sociology
    • University Honors

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