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Rebecca M. McCloskey

New York Metro
White Plains

P 914-872-8060
F 914-946-1216


Rebecca M. McCloskey is an Associate in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Ms. McCloskey's practice focuses on employment litigation in federal and state courts and administrative forums in a variety of subject matters, including discrimination, retaliation, and harassment based on gender, race, age, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and religion. She has also worked on matters involving unemployment insurance benefits, non-competition agreements, and classification of employees under wage and hour laws.

Ms. McCloskey regularly represents institutions of higher education in state and federal court defending the use of academic judgment, and defending against claims of discrimination. She provides advice and counsel on disability leave and accommodation matters.
Before joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. McCloskey spent eight years as a general commercial litigator working on matters as diverse as patent infringement and subprime mortgage fraud.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • New Rochelle Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association

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January 31, 2017

President Trump Nominates Neil Gorsuch to U.S. Supreme Court

January 31, 2017

Ending months of speculation, President Donald Trump has nominated the Honorable Neil McGill Gorsuch to succeed Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court. If confirmed by the Senate, Judge Gorsuch would bring more than 10 years of judicial experience to the position. Still, the Supreme Court is sui generis, different than any... Read More

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Arbitrating Class Actions – Does Arbitration Bind Employees Who Do Not Opt-in?
May 17, 2018

The Second Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments last week to determine whether an arbitrator’s award in a Title VII class action applies only to the 254 employees who are named plaintiffs or otherwise opted in to the class, or whether it extends to all 70,000 similarly situated employees. (Jock et al. v. Read More

Certification of Alleged Misclassified Bakery Distributors Denied due to Predominance of Individualized Issues
July 25, 2017

Class certification would have been granted in Soares v. Flowers Foods, Inc., 3:15-cv-04918 (N.D. Cal., June 28, 2017), but for the allegedly misclassified independent contractors’ decision to deliver, or not deliver, the goods themselves. Read More

Uber-Frustrating: Tips to Facilitate Approval of Settlements of Class Actions
August 10, 2016

On April 21, 2016, Uber tried to buy its peace from two class actions in a $100 million settlement with 385,000 putative class members. See O’Connor v. Uber Technologies Inc., 3:13-cv-03826 (N.D. Cal.); Yucesoy v. Uber Technologies Inc., 3:15-cv-00262 (N.D. Read More