Rebecca Smullin is an attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group, where her practice areas include consumer and administrative law. Rebecca joined the Litigation Group in 2017 as an experienced public interest litigator and policy advisor. Most recently, Rebecca was an attorney at the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, where she analyzed the privacy and civil liberties protections in federal counterterrorism programs. Earlier, Rebecca helped launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Rebecca spearheaded multiple consumer protection initiatives. At the CFPB, Rebecca also served as an enforcement attorney, pursuing financial companies that violated consumers’ rights. Before joining the federal government, Rebecca was an attorney at Altshuler Berzon LLP, where she litigated civil rights, employment, labor, and immigration law cases. Previously, Rebecca clerked for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Rebecca graduated from Yale Law School, where she was active in the Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization and received awards for her appellate advocacy. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and Yale College. Before her legal career, Rebecca worked with nonprofit organizations in Lima, Peru. She also counseled organizations in the United States and abroad, as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Rebecca is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and California and is admitted to practice in multiple federal courts.
Rebecca has been quoted by RightingInjustice and PharmacyChoice.