Lafayette & Kumagai LLP
1300 Clay Street, Ste. 810
Oakland, CA 94612
Tel: (415) 357-4600
Fax: (415) 357-4605
Rebecca K. Kimura
Rebecca K. Kimura earned a Bachelor of Arts at Columbia University, Barnard College, where she graduated cum laude, with honors in Economics. She received her Juris Doctorate from Cornell Law School in 1992. While in law school, she was a judicial intern in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Prior to joining Lafayette & Kumagai, Ms. Kimura was an attorney with the ACLU Children’s Rights Project, and later with Children’s Rights, Inc. More recently, she was an associate at Bassi, Martini, Edlin & Blum LLP, where she specialized in employment law, general business litigation and products liability.
Ms. Kimura’s current practice at Lafayette & Kumagai includes all aspects of civil defense litigation and appellate work, with an emphasis on employment matters. Ms. Kimura has successfully brought 10 Motions for Summary Judgment, in addition to 4 other dispositive motions, since coming to the firm. Ms. Kimura has defended against wage and hour class actions, and claims involving discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination and actions brought under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act.
Ms. Kimura is on the Executive Committee of the Litigation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco, and on the Sponsorship Committee of the National Association of Minority & Women Owned Law Firms.
She is admitted to practice before all courts of the States of California and New York, the United States District Court for the Northern, Southern and Eastern Districts of California and the Northern and Southern Districts of New York, and the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.
“Maximizing Minority Law Firm Profitability: Strategies and Business Models,” California Minority Counsel Program Annual Business Conference, October 2008
Alvis v. AT&T, 377 Fed.Appx. 673 (9th Cir. 2010)