Rebecca Adams, though a relatively young attorney, has already shown herself to be a lawyer of uncommon skill and resolve. Prior to joining Arnold & Itkin, Becky was an attorney at two nationally-renowned firms: a trial boutique firm in Houston and at one of the largest firms in the world in Washington, D.C. In her role as an attorney, Becky handled high stakes commercial litigation cases, familiarizing herself with the most complex aspects of trial law.
Before her work at these law firms, Becky clerked for the California Attorney General’s Office, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and the U.S. Attorney of Northern California. As you might have guessed, Becky is a California native—she earned her law degree from Stanford University, where she graduated with Pro Bono distinction thanks to her extensive public service. She also served as an editor for the Stanford Journal of Law, Business, & Finance. As a veteran herself, she was the Communications Director for the Stanford Law Veteran’s Organization.
Prior to law school, Becky earned her undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Arts in History with Merit) from the U.S. Naval Academy, where she also earned her officer’s commission. After graduating she served as the Weapons Officer on the U.S.S. Rushmore (LSD-47) from July 2007 to 2009, leading a division of 18 sailors. She led her team in the Global War on Terror, serving in the Arabian Gulf. During her second sea tour, she was an Exercise Planner and Operations Officer, executing multiple complex operations at the Mine Countermeasures Squadron One (MCMRON 1) and Mine Countermeasures Division Three One (MCMDIV 31).
Becky coordinated international training exercises with:
- South Korea
She also helped train multinational forces to provide humanitarian aid.
After 2012, Becky left active duty to pursue her dream: becoming an attorney. However, she’s still a Lieutenant Commander in the Navy’s Individual Ready Reserve. Becky served with great distinction, receiving multiple awards like the Navy & Marine Corps. Commendation Medal, three Navy & Marine Corps. Achievement Medals, the Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal, and the Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
During and after her time at law school, Becky contributed to or authored a number of legal publications, which are listed below.
“Military service and practicing law are similar in some respects: you act honorably, you live by a code, and you get the job done no matter what it takes. It’s how I served my country, and it’s how I serve my clients.”
- United States Naval Academy
- Stanford Law School
- “Special Appearance,” The Advocate, Fall 2015 (co-author)
- “Nonparty Discovery in Texas: An Overview for Practitioners,” The State Bar of Texas, 38th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, 2015 (coauthor)
- "CFPB Enforcement By the Numbers," Latham & Watkins Client Alert, 2014, (contributor)
- "I Love You, I Love You Not: Texas Courts’ Treatment of Delaware Law on Derivative Claims," Professional Liability Insurance Committee Newsletter published by the ABA Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice, Summer 2016 (author)
- Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal
- Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
- Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
- State Bar of Texas
- State Bar of California
- D.C. Bar
Fun Fact About Rebecca
In her spare time, Becky and her husband Josh attend Houston First Baptist Church, cheer on her alma maters at Stanford or Navy football games, explore Houston, or enjoy live country music.