Rebecca L. Torrey
State Bar of California
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips LLP
J.D., LL.M. in International & Foreign Law, Duke Law School; Executive Editor, Duke Law Journal
B.A. in History, University of Kansas
B.A. in Physics and French, Emporia State University
Prior to her law firm practice, Rebecca served as a Law Clerk for Chief Judge Deanell Reece Tacha for the Tenth Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals.
Board Chair, Episcopal School of Los Angeles
Vice President, Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Counsel for Justice Board of Directors
Los Angeles County Bar Association
Counsel for Justice Board of Directors
Skybell Technologies v. Martin – Trade Secret Theft/Embezzlement (2018)
Chaudhary v. ForwardLine – Fair Credit Class Action (2017)
Bryson Tiller v. Dorn – California Talent Agency Act (2017)
Donnan v. Oak Valley Hospital District – Union Arbitration/Teamsters (2017)
Williams v. Quemetco – Wage and Hour Class Action/NLRA (2016)
Bates v. Metropolitan Interpreters & Translators, Inc. – Multi-Plaintiff/Federal Polygraph Protection Act (2015)
Escano v. Kindred Healthcare, Inc. – Wage and Hour Class Action/PAGA (2014)
Publications & Speaking
Co-author, “Disruptive Technology and the Gig Economy–The Changing Employment Landscape,” IRGlobal, Q1 2018.
Co-author, “Impact of the Defend Trade Secrets Act in the U.S.,” Corporate Disputes, January-March 2017 issue.
Contributor, “Labour And Employment 2016 Annual Review,” Financier Worldwide, August 2016.
“10 Questions: Complying with California’s Fair Pay Act,” Financier Worldwide, May 2016.
Speaker/Sponsor, Fair Credit Reporting Roundtable, 2015-18
“Leaves of Absence,” Inside Counsel, April 4, 2011.
“Background Checks Could Lead to Discriminatory Hiring Practices,” Inside Counsel, March 7, 2011.
“Be Proactive in Preventing Off-The-Clock Work,” Inside Counsel, February 21, 2011.
“Firing Employees in a High Unemployment Environment,” Inside Counsel, February 7, 2011.
“Avoiding Social Networking Land Mines For Employers,” Inside Counsel, November 4, 2010.