Rebecca Bradley is the director of legal recruiting at Foley & Lardner LLP. She provides oversight and strategic direction for entry level and lateral recruiting activities as well as support for all programs involving attorney orientation, training and development. Ms. Bradley works in close liaison with the firm’s attorney Recruiting Committee and supervises the firm’s recruiting staff.
Prior to her role as director of legal recruiting, Ms. Bradley was a litigation associate with Foley, assisting clients in a range of complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts and at both the trial and appellate levels. Her experience included False Claims Act litigation, managing all aspects of responding to government investigations, and conducting internal investigations for a broad range of clients.
Ms. Bradley has made a significant commitment to pro bono work as well, arguing before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in a Section 1983 excessive force lawsuit, and successfully negotiating for an appropriate individualized education plan for a child with multiple psychological disorders. Ms. Bradley continues her pro bono practice in criminal defense matters.
Before joining Foley, Ms. Bradley worked as an in-house attorney for a Fortune 100 global health care and pharmaceutical company. She also served as a law clerk to the Honorable James B. Zagel in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Ms. Bradley earned her law degree from Northwestern University School of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2007), where she was an associate editor of the Northwestern University Law Review. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., magna cum laude, 2003), where she was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.
Ms. Bradley is an executive committee member of the Special Olympics Young Professionals Board in Chicago. She also serves on Equip for Equality’s Equality for Kids Campaign Committee.
Admissions and Professional Memberships
Ms. Bradley is admitted to practice in Illinois and California and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of the Chicago Lawyers Club, the Chicago Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
As an attorney, Ms. Bradley was an active author covering topics related to her white collar criminal defense practice for various publications, including Health Lawyers Weekly, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, and InsideCounsel.