Rebecca K. VanZandt has litigation experience that extends to a variety of complex commercial matters, including consumer protection claims, contract disputes, intellectual property disputes, white collar, and product liability actions. In the course of her practice, Rebecca has handled many aspects of civil litigation, including pre-litigation counseling, discovery, dispositive motion practice, trial advocacy, and post-trial proceedings. Rebecca has significant experience representing communications companies as well as managing large-scale e-discovery projects in multi-jurisdictional pharmaceutical cases. She has represented major pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex civil litigation, including mass tort and single-plaintiff actions. Rebecca has defended against claims involving allegations of strict liability, negligence, failure-to-warn, and Consumer Protection Act violations. She handles cases at the state, federal, and appellate court levels.
Rebecca has represented clients with a wide range of intellectual property needs, including intellectual property litigation. In the process, she has helped clients negotiate settlement agreements and advised clients on protecting their intellectual property, policing their trademarks, and preventing and ending infringement, particularly in cases of counterfeit products originating abroad.
While in law school, Rebecca's note, Outsiders & Insiders: The Case for Alaska Reclaiming its Cultural Property, was published in the Alaska Law Review.
- New Jersey
- Duke University School of Law, J.D., 2012, Alaska Law Review, Duke Law and Technology Review – Staff Editor
- Duke University, M.A., Art History, 2012
- University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 2009, summa cum laude, with distinction in History of Art
- Duke University School of Law, American Bar Association Representative
- Duke University School of Law, Duke Law Mock Trial, Board President
- Duke University School of Law, Intrascholastic Tournament Coordinator