Rebecca Winterscheidt, CIPP/US

Phoenix, AZ KnowledgeNet Chair
Snell & Wilmer LLP

Rebecca Wínterscheidt has been practicing employment law and immigration law since 1983. She is a co-chair of Snell & Wilmer’s labor and employment section, heads the firm's immigration practice and is a co-chair of the privacy and data security group. In the employment area, Wínterscheidt regularly advises employers concerning all aspects of human resources, including employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, disability and family leave issues, breach of contract, whistleblowing and non-solicitation matters. While much of her practice is providing day-to-day employment advice to her clients, Wínterscheidt represents companies at all stages of employment disputes, including taking cases through the administrative stage, through discovery and, if necessary, to trial. She has successfully tried several jury cases in both federal and state courts. Further, she has a great deal of experience with privacy and data security related issues.

In the immigration area, Wínterscheidt has advised foreign clients on EB-5, EB-1 and other investment-related visa opportunities in the U.S. She works closely with other Snell & Wilmer attorneys in the tax and corporate areas to provide a team approach for foreign nationals interested in investing in the U.S. Wínterscheidt represents employees and individuals in obtaining immigrant and non-immigrant visas through family and/or employment. She also counsels companies on immigration best practices and handles l-9 audits and other compliance and worksite enforcement issues.

Wínterscheidt serves as an arbitrator of employment disputes for the American Arbitration Association. She is also a mediator in employment disputes and serves as a volunteer mediator for the Arizona Civil Rights Commission. She frequently speaks and trains in numerous areas of personnel law, including sexual harassment, ADA, FMLA, layoffs, supervisor/manager leadership training and terminations.

Wínterscheidt received her JD from the University of Kansas School of Law and received a BS in public affairs from Emporia State University.

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