Rebekah Newman joined Ropes & Gray in 2017 as an associate in the litigation department. Bekah focuses her practice on government and internal investigations, regulatory matters, and various antitrust issues.
Bekah maintains an active pro bono practice. She serves on the leadership team of Project Validate, the firm’s initiative to help transgender individuals obtain amended state and federal identification documents, in partnership with GLBTQ Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) and Massachusetts Transgender Political Coalition. Bekah also works with the National Immigrant Justice Center to assist applicants during the asylum process, the Criminal Justice Act Panel to represent federal criminal defendants, and organizes the Chicago office’s yearly participation in the Chicago Volunteer Legal Services and Public Interest Law Initiative legal clinic. Bekah also traveled to the U.S. border to assist with the firm’s efforts to reunify separated immigrant parents and children and continues to represent those clients in their asylum applications.
During law school, Bekah served as a staff editor and submissions editor for the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy. She also served as a research assistant for Professor Robert Jones. She was a Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) participant in 2015 with Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPI).
Before attending law school, Bekah completed a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in New Orleans, Louisiana where she worked as a Juvenile Client Services Advocate in the municipal court division.
- Editor, American Bar Association Pharmaceutical Industry Antitrust Handbook (2d ed.) (2018)