Rebecca Winterscheidt has been practicing employment law and immigration law since 1983. She is a co- chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Section, heads the firm’s Immigration Practice and is a U.S. Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US). Rebecca regularly advises employers concerning employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, disability and family leave issues, breach of contract, whistleblowing and non-solicitation matters. She represents companies at all stages of employment disputes, including taking cases through the administrative stage, through discovery and, if necessary, to trial. Rebecca has tried several jury cases in both federal and state court.
In the immigration area, Rebecca has advised foreign clients on EB-5, EB-1 and other investment related visa opportunities in the United States. She works closely with other Snell & Wilmer attorneys in the tax and corporate areas to provide a team approach for foreign nationals interested in investing in the United States. Rebecca represents employees and individuals in obtaining immigrant and non-immigrant visas through family and/or employment. She also counsels companies on immigration “best practices” and handles I-9 audits and other compliance and worksite enforcement issues.
Rebecca has handled several privacy and data breach matters, including matters involving sensitive employee information and HIPAA issues.
Rebecca also serves as an arbitrator and mediator of employment disputes for the American Arbitration Association. She is also a mediator in employment disputes and serves as a volunteer mediator for the Arizona Civil Rights Commission.
Rebecca is a frequent speaker and trainer in numerous areas of personnel law including sex harassment, ADA, FMLA, layoffs, supervisor/manager leadership training and terminations.