Rebecca Lee’s practice focuses on emerging anti-discrimination and civil rights issues.  She has counseled clients on the civil rights implications of their use of artificial intelligence (AI) as well as best practices in AI governance. She has extensive experience advising clients across a variety of industries on the design, implementation, and assessment of racial equity initiatives and diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs. Ms. Lee has also conducted civil rights audits for Fortune 500 companies, including a leading technology company.

In addition, Ms. Lee represents clients in complex government-facing negotiations, investigations, and litigation on a wide range of statutory, regulatory, and constitutional issues including data privacy, the Administrative Procedure Act, and the First Amendment.

Ms. Lee maintains an active pro bono practice. She is currently representing plaintiffs challenging abortion restrictions in Montana.  In 2022, she co-authored an amicus brief filed in the D.C. Circuit on behalf of former U.S. diplomats and foreign policy officials in Blassingame v. Trump, a case seeking to hold President Trump accountable for his role in the January 6 riot. She has also litigated challenges to voting rights restrictions in North Carolina and Georgia.

Ms. Lee was recognized in the Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch list for 2023.

Ms. Lee began her career at WilmerHale as a summer associate in 2015. Prior to rejoining the firm, Ms. Lee clerked for the Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg of the US Supreme Court, the Honorable Randolph D. Moss of the US District Court for the District of Columbia and the Honorable J. Harvie Wilkinson III of the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She also worked as a full-time volunteer attorney with the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia.


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  • Education

    • JD, Yale Law School, 2016

      Executive Editor, Yale Law Journal, Academics & Professional Development Co-Chair, First Generation Professionals, William K. S. Wang Prize
    • AB, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 2012

      summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa
  • Admissions

    • California

    • District of Columbia

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, US Supreme Court, 2018 - 2019

    • The Hon. Randolph D. Moss, US District Court for the District of Columbia, 2017 - 2018

    • The Hon. J. Harvie Wilkinson III, US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2016 - 2017