Rebecca Rettig



Columbia University School of Law, J.D.

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

London School of Economics and Political Science, M.A. (with Merit)

Stanford University, B.A.


Hon. Katherine B. Forrest, Southern District of New York

Hon. Jose L. Linares, District of New Jersey


New York

Southern District of New York

Eastern District of New York

Western District of Michigan


Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Star (2017)

Speaking Engagements

4th Annual Blockchain Conference, “Regulation Update” (April 2018)

Fintech International Investment and Blockchain Technologies (June 2018)

Crypto Funding Summit: Security Tokens & ICOs (July 25, 2018)

P2P Financial Systems International Workshop (July 26-27, 2018)

2nd Annual NY Fintech Week (August 1, 2018)

Conference FO256 (September 17, 2018)

Blockchain East NY (Upcoming Oct. 9, 2018)


Hon. Loretta J. Preska, David R. Marriott, Rebecca Rettig, Practicing Law Institute: Trial By Jury, “Cross Examination: Nine Suggestions for Success”

Public Interest Commitment

  • Assisted immigrant family from Moldova in request for asylum, including appeals
  • Assisted in class action against City of New York on behalf of mentally ill prisoners being released on parole
  • Represented incarcerated individual in Section 1983 case against the State of New York, alleging deprivation of religious freedom in violation of the First Amendment and Equal Protection Clause
Rebecca Rettig

Rebecca Rettig has a broad practice, with extensive experience litigating complex commercial disputes for both plaintiffs and defendants. Rebecca advises and represents blockchain and cryptocurrency clients in all matters, including intellectual property, trade secrets and contract issues, as well as in relation to offering and trading practices. She also advises on corporate combinations, including M&A indemnity disputes, and securities and antitrust matters.

Rebecca handles cases in both federal and state courts and has litigated successfully across several industries. She has represented financial institutions, major airlines, pharmaceutical corporations, and technology companies, as well as private equity companies and hedge funds.

Clients value Rebecca’s natural ability to distill complex matters into relatable terms, and her relentless attention to her clients and the subtleties of their cases.

Prior to joining the firm, Rebecca was at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP. While at Cravath, Rebecca served as counsel in a three-week jury trial regarding trade dress infringement in the Central District of California, as lead counsel in a jury trial in a Section 1983 action in the Southern District of New York, and as counsel in bench trials in federal and state courts.

Rebecca served as a law clerk for the Honorable Katherine B. Forrest of the Southern District of New York from 2011 to 2013, and the Honorable Jose L. Linares of the District of New Jersey in 2008.