Minneapolis
Bar Admissions
Minnesota California
Education
San Diego School of Law, 2005 St. Olaf College, 1998
Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Northern District of California U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota U.S. District Court, North Dakota U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California U.S. District Court, District of Colorado U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
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Overview

Rebecca Peterson is a partner in the firm’s class action group with a focus on consumer protection, product liability, and pet food regulation cases and accompanying regulatory issues. Ms. Peterson has been part of successful prosecution of actions on behalf of consumers in both state and federal courts. Ms. Peterson has been appointed lead counsel and, alongside a group of attorneys, was recognized as Attorney of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer for her work on behalf of U.S. farmers. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Peterson practiced in California and had extensive experience in complex class actions, appeals and public relations. Ms. Peterson carries that experience over to her practice today in fighting to protect the rights of consumers in both federal and state courts, as well as before regulatory and quasi-regulatory bodies.

Ms. Peterson is admitted to the state bar of the States of Minnesota and California. She received her law degree from the University of San Diego School Law and her B.A. from St. Olaf College. She is an Advisory Board Member of the Page Education Foundation.

Representative Cases

  • In re FCA US LLC Monostable Elec. Gearshift Litig., 2:16-md-02744 (E.D. Mich.)
  • Gold, et al. v. Lumber Liquidators, Inc., 14-cv-05373 (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re Syngenta AG MIR162 Corn Litig., 14-md-2591-JWL-JPO (D. Kan.)
  • In re Syngenta Litig. (Minn. Producers), 27-cv-15-3785 (Henn. Co. Dist. Ct., Minn.)
  • Zarinebaf et al v. Champion Petfoods USA, Inc. et al., No. 1:18-cv-06951 (N.D. Ill.)
  • In re Big Heart Pet Brands Litig.,  4:18-cv-00861-JSW (N.D. Cal.) [Co-Lead]
  • Zeiger et al. v. WellPet LLC et al., 3:17-cv-04056-WHO (N.D. Cal.)
  • In re Toll Roads Litigation,. 8:16-cv-00262-ODW-ADS (C.D. Cal)
  • Klein et al v. Facebook, Inc. 5:20-cv-08570-LHK (N.D. Cal)
  • In re Plum Baby Food Litigation, 4:21-cv-00913-YGR (N.D. Cal) [Co-Lead]
  • In re Crops Input Antitrust Litigation, 4:21-md-02993 (E.D. MO) [Co-Lead]
  • In re Nurture Baby Food Litigation, 1:21-cv-01217-MKV (S.D. NY) [Co-Lead Counsel]

Professional Recognition

  • Attorney of the Year (Syngenta litigation team) by Minnesota Lawyer (2017)
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 (2021, 2022)
  • Best Lawyers in Minnesota 2022 by Minnesota Monthly (2022)
  • Minnesota Super Lawyers – Class Action and Mass Torts Attorney (2022)