Rebecca M. Hamburg joined the National Employment Lawyers Association as Program Director in May 2009. Ms. Hamburg has been a NELA member since 2003, becoming a member of NELA’s Executive Board in 2008. Prior to coming on board the NELA staff, she was an associate with the law firms of Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP, in Venice, CA, which represented employees as well as plaintiffs in civil rights and international human rights matters, including police misconduct cases; Berger & Montague, P.C., in Philadelphia, PA, where she litigated Title VII class actions on behalf of employees around the country; and Gebhardt & Associates, LLP, in Washington, DC, where her practice focused on representing federal executive and legislative branch employees at both the administrative level and in federal court. She received her J.D. from The George Washington University Law School and her B.A. in Political Science/International Relations from the University of California, San Diego (Eleanor Roosevelt College).