Rebecca Pontikes, is a lawyer and owner of Pontikes Law LLC in Boston, Massachusetts. She has been practicing labor and employment law for 15 years and joined the Section in 2007. Rebecca represents employees in all phases of employment litigation, including trials, administrative proceedings, mediation, and appeals. Ms. Pontikes concentrates her litigation practice on discrimination, particularly gender and family responsibility discrimination, violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act, public accommodation, sexual harassment, non-competition agreements, and unpaid wages and overtime. Before resorting to litigation, Ms. Pontikes seeks creative solutions to her clients' problems by advising her clients on the formation of employment contracts, review of severance agreements, and review of non-competition agreements. For employers seeking to prevent future litigation, Ms. Pontikes offers advising services and counseling. She was selected by her peers as a “SuperLawyer” in 2004 and as a Rising Star in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly named her a Top Woman of Law in 2012. This self-described “passionate” lawyer is a great member to get to know.
Favorite Book: Overwhelmed by Brigid Schulte
Favorite Movie: “Three Kings”
Dream Vacation: A month in Greece
Hidden Talent: Synchronized Swimming
Hobbies: Community Activism, Art, and Theater
Favorite Class in Law School: Catherine MacKinnons’ Sex Equality