Rebecca A. Winterscheidt: Lawyer with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P.

Rebecca A. Winterscheidt

Phoenix,  AZ  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Immigration
  • Labor and Employment
  • Privacy
  • Native American Affairs
  • Data Protection and Cyber Security
  • International
  • Gaming
University Emporia State University, B.S., Public Affairs, 1980
Law SchoolUniversity of Kansas, School of Law, J.D., 1983 Order of the Coif
Admitted1983, Arizona; United States District Court, District of Arizona

Professional Memberships & Activities

•Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tempore (2010-2013)

•American Arbitration Association, Arbitrator (2010-2013)

•Arizona Civil Rights Division, Mediator

•State Bar of Arizona

•American Bar Association

•Labor and Employment Law Section

•Immigration Law Committee

•American Immigration Lawyers Association

•Arizona Women Lawyers Association

•National Association of Women Business Owners, Phoenix Chapter, President (1998-1999); Board of Directors (2010-2011)

•IAPP (International Association of Privacy Professionals), Member

BornSeneca, Kansas, August 2, 1958

Rebecca Winterscheidt has been practicing employment law and immigration law since 1983. She is a co-chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Section, heads the firm's Immigration Practice and is a U.S. Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). Rebecca regularly advises employers concerning employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, disability and family leave issues, breach of contract, whistleblowing and non-solicitation matters. She represents companies at all stages of employment disputes, including taking cases through the administrative stage, through discovery and, if necessary, to trial. Rebecca has tried several jury cases in both federal and state court.

In the immigration area, Rebecca has advised foreign clients on EB-5, EB-1 and other investment related visa opportunities in the United States. She works closely with other Snell & Wilmer attorneys in the tax and corporate areas to provide a team approach for foreign nationals interested in investing in the United States. Rebecca represents employees and individuals in obtaining immigrant and non-immigrant visas through family and/or employment. She also counsels companies on immigration best practices and handles I-9 audits and other compliance and worksite enforcement issues.

Rebecca has handled several privacy and data breach matters, including matters involving sensitive employee information and HIPAA issues.

Rebecca also serves as an arbitrator and mediator of employment disputes for the American Arbitration Association. She is also a mediator in employment disputes and serves as a volunteer mediator for the Arizona Civil Rights Commission.

Rebecca is a frequent speaker and trainer in numerous areas of personnel law including sex harassment, ADA, FMLA, layoffs, supervisor/manager leadership training and terminations.

Representative Presentations & Publications

Privacy Panel, Panelist, State of Arizona - Security Conference (June 2012)

Best Practices in Privacy and Data Protection for 2012, Speaker, Snell & Wilmer seminar (April 2012)

New Developments in Immigration Enforcement and Compliance, Chapter Author, Inside the Minds, Aspatore Books (2012)

•Numerous speeches and presentations at professional national, state and local seminars, to human resource organizations and individual clients on all aspects of employment law. Rebecca is also a frequent speaker on privacy and data security issues.

Professional Recognition & Awards

The Best Lawyers in America, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Litigation, Employment Law Management (2005-2014)

Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment (2013-2014); Labor & Employment: Immigration (2006-2011)

Southwest Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor (2007-2014)

•Top 25 Women Attorneys (2013-2014)

•Arizona's Top Lawyers, Immigration Law,AzBusiness Magazine(2014)

Community Involvement

•Metro YMCA Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Human Resource Committee Chairperson (2013-2014)

•Emporia State University Alumni Board of Directors, Member (2010-2013)

Related News

May 23 Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 38 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Apr 14 Southwest Super Lawyers 2014 Recognizes 79 Snell & Wilmer Arizona Attorneys 32 Attorneys Named to Southwest Rising Stars

Aug 19 The Best Lawyers in America 2014 Recognizes 119 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Aug 12 Super Lawyers 2013 Recognizes 96 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 45 Firm Attorneys to the 2013 Rising Stars List

Jun 17 Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Appointed Judge Pro Tempore for Superior Court in Maricopa County

May 31 Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 37 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Apr 15 Southwest Super Lawyers Recognizes 53 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys in Phoenix and Tucson Also Names 24 Attorneys to the 2012 Rising Stars List

Sep 04 The Best Lawyers in America 2013 Recognizes 114 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jun 27 Super Lawyers 2012 Recognizes 80 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys

Jun 07 State of Arizona Security Conference Welcomes Snell & Wilmer Partner Rebecca Winterscheidt as Panelist

Jan 01 New Developments in Immigration Enforcement and Compliance

Sep 06 The Best Lawyers in America Recognizes 99 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Their Field

Jul 29 Snell & Wilmer Congratulates its 99 Attorneys Selected for Inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2011

Jun 20 Super Lawyers 2011 Recognizes 74 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Also Names 21 Firm Attorneys to the 2011 Rising Stars List

Jun 10 Chambers USA Recognizes Snell & Wilmer in Multiple Categories and Names 39 Attorneys as 'Leaders in Their Field'

Oct 21 Ninety-Nine Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers in America 2011

Jun 22 Sixty-Seven Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Named as Super Lawyers 2010

Dec 01 The Women of Snell & Wilmer

Aug 01 Ninety-Eight Snell & Wilmer Attorneys Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2010

Jul 10 Law & Politics Selects 75 Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as 2009 Super Lawyers

Jun 12 Chambers USA Ranks Thirty-Five Snell & Wilmer Attorneys as Leaders in Field

Related Publications

Jun 03 Workplace Word - Ninth Circuit Creates Wrinkle in the Way Employers Designate Family and Medical Leave

Mar 17 Legal Alert - The New Cybersecurity Framework-A Roadmap for All Companies

Mar 11 Workplace Word - Upcoming Affirmative Action Plan Requirements for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (video)

Feb 14 Workplace Word - Employer To Do List for the New Year

Jan 30 Workplace Word - BYOD: Policy Considerations for Employers in the Age of Personal Devices

Dec 05 Workplace Word - Federal Contractor/Subcontractor Alert: New Affirmative Action Requirements Concerning Persons with Disabilities

May 03 Global Connection - May 2013

Aug 22 Legal Alert - Continue Using Expired Version of the Current Form I-9

Jun 15 Legal Alert - DHS Announces DREAM Act Alternative

Apr 11 Global Connection - April 2012

Apr 10 Legal Alert: Privacy and Data Protection Alert

The White House and European Union Privacy Proposals - Part II Mar 08 Legal Alert: Privacy and Data Protection Alert

The White House and European Union Privacy Proposals Jan 13 Global Connection - January 2012

Jan 12 Legal Alert: Office of Civil Rights to Conduct HIPAA Compliance Audits

Privacy and Data Protection Alert Jan 06 Legal Alert: Privacy and Data Protection Alerts

Oct 26 Global Connection - October 2011

Oct 05 Legal Alert: 2013 Diversity Green Card Lottery

Apr 11 Workplace Word-April 2011

EEOC Issues New Disability Regulations Oct 20 Legal Alert: Green Card Lottery Filing Deadline Fast Approaching

Jan 07 Legal Alert: Travel Advisory for Foreign Nationals

Sep 08 Legal Alert: Update - E-Verify Rule for Federal Contractors/Subcontractors Effective September 8, 2009

Jul 02 Legal Alert: Preparing for an ICE Inspection

Mar 20 Workplace Word: March 2009 - Furloughs Are a Potential Alternative to Layoffs

Feb 02 Legal Alert: New I-9 Form Delayed

E-Verify Requirements for Federal Contractors/Subcontractors Also Delayed Jan 30 Legal Alert: Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

Jan 27 Legal Alert: New Form I-9

Nov 25 Legal Alert: Federal Contractors/Subcontractors Have Additional E-Verify Requirements

Nov 18 Legal Alert: New FMLA Regulations Announced By The Department of Labor

Oct 30 Under Construction - October 2008

Jul 01 Legal Alert: New Form I-9

Jun 10 Legal Alert: All Federal Contractors Required to Electronically Verify Employees' Employment Eligibility

May 14 Legal Alert: The Voluntary Employer Enhanced Program Under H.B. 2745

May 06 Legal Alert: Update on Immigration Matters - State and Federal

Apr 30 Workplace Word: April 2008 - Is Your Human Resources Department In The Export Business?

Jan 31 Legal Alert: Important Update On The Family And Medical Leave Act

Dec 10 Legal Alert: Arizona's New Immigration Law Takes Effect January 1, 2008


Oct 16 Legal Alert: Immigration Update - Safe Harbor Rule on Hold

Aug 03 Top 10 List: How to Deal with Immigration Agents

Jul 01 Legal Alert: Complying with Arizona's New Immigration Law

Jun 15 Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business 2007

Reported CasesRepresentative Experience; Handled hundreds of discrimination claims over nearly 30-year period; Jury trials in state and federal court - complete defense verdict in all trials; Handled multi-state layoffs; Advised clients in WARN issues; Handled SOX matters and other whistleblower claims; Assisted clients with FMLA, ADA issues; Handled company investigations; Representative Clients; Multi-national companies; Mental Health agencies; Insurance companies; Non-profits; Construction companies; Health Supplement companies; Manufacturing companies; High-tech companies

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Rebecca A. Winterscheidt

400 East Van Buren Street, Suite 1900
PhoenixAZ 85004-2202


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