Rebecca M. McCloskey

Rebecca M. McCloskey: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Associate at Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • 44 South Broadway, 14th Floor, White Plains, NY 10601
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Rebecca M. McCloskey is an Associate in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. McCloskey's practice focuses on employment litigation in federal and state courts and administrative forums in a variety of subject matters, including discrimination, retaliation, and harassment based on gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and religion. She has also worked on matters involving unemployment insurance benefits, non-competition agreements, and classification of employees under wage and hour laws.

Ms. McCloskey regularly represents institutions of higher education in state and federal court defending the use of academic judgment, and defending against claims of discrimination. She provides advice and counsel on disability leave and accommodation matters.

Before joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. McCloskey spent eight years as a general commercial litigator working on matters as diverse as patent infringement and subprime mortgage fraud.


January 31, 2017

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Ending months of speculation, President Donald Trump has nominated the Honorable Neil McGill Gorsuch to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Gorsuch would bring more than 10 years of judicial experience to the position. Still, the Supreme Court is sui generis, different than any...


Employment Class and Collective Actions
Arbitrating Class Actions - Does Arbitration Bind Employees Who Do Not Opt-in?
May 17, 2018

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments last week to determine whether an arbitrator’s award in a Title VII class action applies only to the 254 employees who are named plaintiffs or otherwise opted in to the class, or whether it extends to all 70,000 similarly situated employees. (Jock et al. v.

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Employment Class and Collective Actions
Certification of Alleged Misclassified Bakery Distributors Denied due to Predominance of Individualized Issues
July 25, 2017

Class certification would have been granted in Soares v. Flowers Foods, Inc., 3:15-cv-04918 (N.D. Cal., June 28, 2017), but for the allegedly misclassified independent contractors’ decision to deliver, or not deliver, the goods themselves.

By Rebecca M. McCloskey

Employment Class and Collective Actions
Uber-Frustrating: Tips to Facilitate Approval of Settlements of Class Actions
August 10, 2016

On April 21, 2016, Uber tried to buy its peace from two class actions in a $100 million settlement with 385,000 putative class members. See O’Connor v. Uber Technologies Inc., 3:13-cv-03826 (N.D. Cal.); Yucesoy v. Uber Technologies Inc., 3:15-cv-00262 (N.D.

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Areas of Practice (3)

  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Higher Education

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
914-872-8060  Phone
914-946-1216  Fax
University Attended:
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, B.S., 1999
Law School Attended:
New York University School of Law, J.D., 2002
Year of First Admission:
New York - S.D. N.Y.; New York - E.D. N.Y.; 2015, 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals; 2002, Massachusetts; 2003, New York

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•New Rochelle Bar Association
•New York State Bar Association
•Westchester Women's Bar Association


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