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Horvitz & Levy is a solutions-based firm focused on appellate success. We are distinguished by our commitment to responsive service and on-going innovation in the areas of civil appellate litigation, amicus curiae support, and trial strategy consultation.

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Rebecca G. Powell

Rebecca G. Powell

Associate - Los Angeles Office

How Rebecca Helps Clients

Rebecca helps clients by drawing on a broad base of appellate and trial litigation experience. She has taken the lead on a variety of civil litigation matters through the lifecycle of complex cases, from initial pleadings and dispositive motions, to serving as embedded appellate counsel during trials, through appellate briefing and oral argument. She has experience representing a wide range of clients and issues, including working as national coordinating counsel for a pharmaceutical company in opioid litigation across the country, handling products liability and breach of warranty matters for auto manufacturers, and representing media and entertainment clients in commercial suits. Rebecca has served as the principal attorney for numerous appeals, including in breach of contract, personal injury, class action, and business dispute cases. 

Rebecca maintains an active pro bono practice, including as the co-director of the Pepperdine Caruso School of Law’s Ninth Circuit Appellate Advocacy Clinic.

Before joining the firm, Rebecca practiced as a commercial litigation and government investigations associate at Covington & Burling LLP in Los Angeles, and as a litigation associate at Durham Jones & Pinegar in Salt Lake City. 

Representative Matters

Urick v. Urick III (2022)
California Court of Appeal holds that the trial court abused its discretion in denying a continuance after a party’s attorney was hospitalized days before trial. 

Mitchell v. Moses
(2022)
California Court of Appeal reversed order striking the defamation suit brought by H&L’s client, holding that they presented sufficient circumstantial evidence showing that defendants acted with malice when they accused plaintiffs of misappropriating union funds.

Carradine v. iDrip Vape LLC (2021)
California Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment in favor of H&L’s client, holding the “going-and-coming” rule precludes vicarious liability against a business for a car accident that occurred during the business owner’s commute.

Jogani v. Jogani (2021)
California Court of Appeal affirmed judgment in favor of H&L’s client in partnership dispute, holding all of plaintiff’s claims were time-barred.

Rodriguez v. Diaz (2021)
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals allowed incarcerated plaintiff’s suit for religious access to sacramental cannabis to proceed in district court, correcting district court’s dismissal with prejudice.

Little Cottage Caregivers v. Meiri (2020)
California Court of Appeal reversed judgment that stripped our client of his ownership interest in a medical marijuana collective.

Education

  • Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School
    J.D., Lead Articles Editor, BYU Law Review. Graduated summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, 2013
  • University of Utah
    B.A., 2010

Clerkships

  • Hon. Milan D. Smith, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2015-2016)
  • Hon. Thomas R. Lee, Utah Supreme Court (2013-2014)

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Utah
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • Utah

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