Rebecca Smullin is an attorney at Public Citizen Litigation Group. Ms. Smullin joined the Litigation Group in 2017 as an experienced public interest litigator and policy advisor. Most recently, Ms. Smullin 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, Ms. Smullin helped launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Ms. Smullin spearheaded multiple consumer protection initiatives. At the CFPB, Ms. Smullin also served as an enforcement attorney, pursuing financial companies that violated consumers’ rights. Before joining the federal government, Ms. Smullin was an attorney at Altshuler Berzon LLP, where she litigated civil rights, employment, labor, and immigration law cases. Previously, Ms. Smullin clerked for the Honorable Marsha S. Berzon on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Smullin 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, Ms. Smullin worked with nonprofit organizations in Lima, Peru. She also counseled organizations in the United States and abroad, as a consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Ms. Smullin is a member of the bars of the District of Columbia and California and is admitted to practice in multiple federal courts.