Rebecca Weinstein Bacon > Bartlit Beck LLP > Chicago, United States > Lawyer Profile

Bartlit Beck LLP
United States


Rebecca Weinstein Bacon tries and litigates complex cases for Fortune 500 clients. With over 20 years of experience, Rebecca has represented companies in some of their most important cases on a variety of claims: pharmaceutical products liability claims, antitrust cases, consumer class actions, and commercial disputes. She is an expert legal strategist with extensive trial experience, as well as the business sophistication and acumen to know when and how to obtain the best possible settlement for her clients.

Rebecca tried one of the only consumer class action cases to go to trial, which resulted in a defense verdict for Whirlpool. She also tried one of the only “pattern or practice” employment discrimination cases to go to trial. It was brought by the EEOC against Texas Roadhouse. She is currently leading the team defending FedEx Ground against sweeping claims by the EEOC relating to their treatment of deaf package handlers. She serves on trial teams for bellwether cases in pharmaceutical companies’ most important mass torts. She has tried and is slated to try pelvic mesh trials for Johnson and Johnson in 2020.

Her representation of Bayer in the WeightSmart litigation led to one of the seminal class action decisions related to ascertainability. In this case, her leadership resulted in appellate review of the only certified state class which she argued before the Third Circuit. The Third Circuit reversed the class certification decision and denied plaintiffs’ request for rehearing.

Rebecca served as an adjunct professor at Northwestern University School of Law for three years where she taught a class on trial advocacy, and she has published and presented on a wide range of topics related to high-stakes litigation.

Rebecca graduated from Columbia University School of Law as a Kent and Stone Scholar and earned her bachelor’s degree from UCLA with honors.


Member, The Chicago Network (nominated 2014)

Member, International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) (2011-present)

Association of Trial Lawyers of America

Adjunct Professor, Northwestern University School of Law, High Tech Trial Techniques

The Balanced Mind Foundation, Board of Directors (2011-2013)

Young Women’s City Council of the Jewish United Fund (2012-present)

Legal Aid Society Board for Metropolitan Family Services (2013-present)


Columbia Law School, 1997, J.D.

James Kent Scholar

Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar

University of California at Los Angeles, B.A., magna cum laude

Phi Beta Kappa