Rebecca Berkowitz joined Wendy H. Schwartz and Associates in 2016. Rebecca works with clients in Maryland and her bar application is pending in D.C.
Prior to joining the firm, Rebecca completed a clerkship for the Honorable Craig Iscoe at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. While with Judge Iscoe, Rebecca worked on the Family Court’s domestic relations calendar, where she gained extensive experience with divorce and custody matters.
Rebecca received her J.D., cum laude, from the University of Michigan Law School in 2014. At Michigan, Rebecca was the 2014 recipient of the distinguished National Association of Women Lawyers Award. Rebecca also worked as a student attorney for Michigan’s Pediatric Advocacy Clinic, where she represented low-income clients in custody cases and other civil matters.
During law school, Rebecca interned at the Center for Reproductive Rights in Washington, D.C., where she researched reproductive justice both in the United States and internationally. In this capacity, Rebecca attended meetings on Capitol Hill and worked on women’s rights legislation.
In addition, Rebecca interned with the National Health Law Program, where she researched issues pertaining to health care access for vulnerable populations.
In her final semester, Rebecca interned full-time at the Special Litigation Section of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division. While working for the DOJ, Rebecca assisted attorneys with litigation related to prisoners’ rights, police brutality, and juvenile justice.
Rebecca graduated from Vassar College in 2010 with a B.A. in English.
Rebecca A. Berkowitz