Rebecca Peterson-Fisher joined ERA as a Staff Attorney in January 2016 to work on litigation and policy advocacy in support of ERA’s Strong Girls and Access to Justice Initiatives. Becky has dedicated her career to the representation of underserved communities and the advancement of social justice through the law. Becky graduated from New York University School of Law in 2007, where she was the Tom Stoddard LGBT Rights Fellow in the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program. After completing a clerkship with United States Magistrate Judge Michael H. Dolinger in the Southern District of New York, she joined the Brooklyn Family Defense Project, where she represented indigent parents in dependency proceedings. In 2009, Becky moved to Los Angeles and joined the Administrative Law and Advocacy Group at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles, where she represented recipients of CalWorks and other public benefits and engaged in outreach and policy advocacy efforts on their behalf.
In 2011, Becky became an associate at Traber & Voorhees, a private, public interest law firm dedicated to upholding and advancing the civil rights and human rights of all people. At Traber & Voorhees, Becky litigated complex class actions and a range of individual employment and civil rights cases in state and federal court. Notable cases include Quezada v. Schneider Logistics Transloading Distribution, Inc., which resulted in a $4.7 million settlement for workers at a warehouse operated by a Wal-Mart contractor, and Hernandez v. Goliath, which resulted in a $1.16 million settlement for a class of women who suffered sexual harassment and wage and hour violations as hostess dancers at a Los Angeles nightclub. In 2015, Becky was recognized as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine. Becky is a member of the California Employment Lawyers’ Association, Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, the National Lawyers’ Guild, and the National LGBT Bar Association.