Rebecca S. Bradley: Lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP

Rebecca S. Bradley

Chicago,  IL  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense
University University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., English, magna cum laude, 2003
Law SchoolNorthwestern University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007
Admitted2007, Illinois; 2008, California; United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals

Rebecca Bradley is an associate and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP and assists clients in a range of complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts and at both the trial and appellate levels. Ms. Bradley has extensive experience litigating cases under the False Claims Act, managing all aspects of responding to government investigations, and conducting internal investigations. She also has particular experience in the areas of ANDA litigation, pharmaceutical and medical device products liability, breach of contract disputes, employment litigation, and constitutional law. Ms. Bradley is a member of the firm's Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Government Enforcement, Compliance & White Collar Defense Practices.

Ms. Bradley has made a significant commitment to pro bono work. She has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a Section 1983 excessive force lawsuit, and she successfully negotiated for an appropriate individualized education plan for a child with multiple psychological disorders.

Prior to joining Foley, Ms. Bradley worked as an in-house attorney for a Fortune 100 global health care and pharmaceutical company. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable James B. Zagel in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.


Ms. Bradley earned her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2007), where she was an associate editor of the Northwestern University Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., magna cum laude, 2003), where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Community Engagement

Ms. Bradley is an executive committee member of the Special Olympics Young Professionals Board in Chicago. She also serves on Equip for Equality's Equality for Kids Campaign Committee.

Admissions and Professional Memberships

Ms. Bradley is admitted to practice in Illinois and California and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Chicago Lawyers Club, the Chicago Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.

• "A New Era of False Statement Cases," American Health Lawyers Association, Health Lawyers Weekly (September 2014) (anticipated), (co-author)
• "Recent Decision Underscores Need for Active Involvement of Legal Counsel in Internal Investigations," Health Care Law Today (April 2014) (co-author)
• "U.S. Supreme Court Expands Scope of Whistleblower Protections," Dashboard Insights (March 2014) (co-author)
• "Mum's the Word: How Salinas v. Texas Changes the Significance of Pre-Arrest, Pre-Miranda Silence," Chicago Daily Law Bulletin (July 2013) (co-author)
• "California Ramps Up False Claims Act, Other States Expected to Follow," Corporate Compliance Insights (December 2012) (co-author)
• "Most SEC Whistleblowers Tell the Company First: Office of the Whistleblower Chief reports that the program is working as planned," InsideCounsel (March 2012) (co-author)


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Recent Decision Underscores Need for Involvement of Counsel in Internal Investigations
Rebecca S. Bradley,Lisa M. Noller, April 30, 2014
A recent federal court decision raises concerns about the ability of companies to maintain privilege over materials generated in connection with internal investigations. The case, United States ex rel. Barko v. Halliburton Company et al., No. 1:05-CV-1276 (D.D.C. Mar. 6, 2014), involved allegations...

U.S. Supreme Court Expands Scope of Whistleblower Protections
Rebecca S. Bradley, April 4, 2014
Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court concluded that whistleblower protections of Sarbanes-Oxley extend not only to employees of public companies, but to the employees of their contractors and subcontractors. See Lawson v. FMR LLC, 571 U.S. ---, slip op. (Mar. 4, 2014). By reaching into the...
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Rebecca S. Bradley

321 North Clark, Suite 2800
ChicagoIL 60610


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