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
• Cybersecurity and Data Privacy - 2015 Update, Presenter, Employment Tool Kit Seminar, Snell & Wilmer, Costa Mesa, CA (November 12, 2015)
• 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 (2005-2016)
•Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment (2013-2016); Labor & Employment: Immigration (2006-2011)
•Southwest Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor (2007-2016)
•Top 25 Women Attorneys (2013-2014)
•Top 100 Lawyers in Arizona, Employment Law, Litigation Law, AzBusiness Magazine (2015)
•Arizona's Top Lawyers, Immigration Law, AzBusiness Magazine (2014)
•Metro YMCA Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Human Resource Committee Chairperson (2013-2014)
•Emporia State University Alumni Board of Directors (2010-2013)
Legal Alert - Impact of New Immigration Initiatives
Legal Alert - Breaching Bad: New Cyber Security Regs for Defense Contractors
Workplace Word - Ninth Circuit Creates Wrinkle in the Way Employers Designate Family and Medical Leave
Legal Alert - The New Cybersecurity Framework-A Roadmap for All Companies
Workplace Word - Upcoming Affirmative Action Plan Requirements for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors (video)
Workplace Word - Employer To Do List for the New Year
Workplace Word - BYOD: Policy Considerations for Employers in the Age of Personal Devices
Workplace Word - Federal Contractor/Subcontractor Alert: New Affirmative Action Requirements Concerning Persons with Disabilities
Global Connection - May 2013
Legal Alert - Continue Using Expired Version of the Current Form I-9
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