Rebecca D. Ward

Biography

Rebecca Ward concentrates her practice in general commercial litigation. She represents a variety of litigants in both state and federal court, with a focus in products liability, trusts & estates litigation, corporate acquisitions/mergers, trade secrets theft, disputes with former executive employees, and First Amendment issues.

Outside the Firm

Rebecca serves as a Pennsylvania poll-worker every primary and general election at her local polling place.

Experience

  • Unanimous defense verdict in the first Philadelphia talc products liability trial for Johnson & Johnson.
  • Successful summary judgment against plaintiffs who made a $600 million claim involving theories about alleged effects of violent video games for a publicly traded video game manufacturer.
  • High-profile proceedings for a publicly traded medical device manufacturer in matters that received national media attention.
  • Leading defense industry contractors in trade secret and intellectual property disputes, and indemnity claims arising from corporate acquisitions/mergers.
  • A leading supplier of financial accounting software, in a dispute arising from a corporate acquisition.
  • A publicly traded biosciences company; dismissal of fraud and negligent misrepresentation claims brought by the company's former CEO and President.
  • International consulting firm serving the private sector, funding organizations and NGOs in emerging markets.
  • Individual clients in intra-family corporate and trust transactions.
  • A leading commercial real estate lender, in dispute arising from luxury condominium development.

Affiliations

Memberships

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the Third Federal Circuit
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
Professional Activities

Rebecca is a past member of the Board of the SeniorLaw Center. She serves as a volunteer arbitrator for the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Education

  • University of Chicago, BA
  • University of Chicago Law School, JD