Rebecca S. Markert is the Legal Director for FFRF. She handles a First Amendment caseload that includes matters involving religion in the public schools, religious symbols on public property, and electioneering by churches. She has coordinated, advised, and provided litigation support for over 50 cases at FFRF, serving as lead or co-counsel in approximately 15 of those cases. Rebecca also oversees the filing and drafting of amicus briefs submitted in federal appellate courts across the country, including the U.S. Supreme Court.
She attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison and received her B.A. in political science, international relations and German in 1998. Rebecca attended Roger Williams University School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, and received her Juris Doctor in 2008. She joined the Foundation staff in October 2008 as the first in-house staff attorney. Prior to joining FFRF, she worked for former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold both in his legislative office in Washington, D.C., and in his 2004 campaign office.
Rebecca is admitted to practice in Wisconsin, and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Wisconsin, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
She currently serves as a board member for the Civil Rights and Liberties section of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She also served as the President of the Legal Association for Women in Madison, Wisconsin.
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