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Rebecca King

Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University, J.D. (Summa Cum Laude) 2018

State University of New York at New Paltz, B.A. Sociology with Criminology Concentration (Summa Cum Laude) 2014

As the daughter of a small family farmer and registered nurse, I learned at a young age the ways in which blue-collar workers often do not receive the recognition they deserve and the important role unions play in workers’ lives. As a child, I often worked alongside my father in the fields, cultivating crops. I remember listening to the local radio station as my mother and her fellow nurses spoke about their fight to unionize their hospital. It takes a certain amount of fortitude for employees to stand up to their employer. Throughout my professional and academic career, I have witnessed the ways in which financial inequality leads to inequality in other areas of life. As an attorney at Getman, Sweeney & Dunn, I have the privilege to stand with working people and fight to level the playing field.

Rebecca King joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2020. Before joining the firm, she practiced as a public criminal defense attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, NY, representing indigent individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies in local criminal courts. Ms. King graduated first in her class from Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University in 2018. During law school, she represented low-income immigrants on a full spectrum of immigration matters as a student attorney in Pace’s Immigration Justice Clinic. She also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Laura Taylor Swain, United States District Judge for the Southern District of New York. While in law school, the Pace Law Review published Ms. King’s submission that examined New York State’s failure to adequately fund public criminal defense offices. Ms. King is a recipient of the Merit Scholarship Award, Catalyst Service Fellowship, and the White Plains Bar Association Ethics and Professionalism Award.