Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esquire

Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esquire | XPAN Law Partners

Rebecca L. Rakoski, Esquire
Managing Partner

Phone: (267) 388-0897

Practice Areas

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Rebecca L. Rakoski is the co-founder and managing partner at XPAN Law Partners. Rebecca counsels and defends public and private corporations, and their boards, during data breaches and responds to state/federal regulatory compliance and enforcement actions. As an experienced litigator, Rebecca has handled hundreds of matters in state and federal courts. Rebecca skillfully manages the intersection of state, federal, and international regulations that affect the transfer, storage, and collection of data to aggressively mitigate her client’s litigation risks.

Rebecca advises her clients on a proactive, multi-jurisdictional approach to identify and address data privacy and cybersecurity compliance gaps and potential liabilities. She uses her extensive experience to work with her clients to create and tailor a security and privacy governance program that fits their specific needs in order to limit their regulatory exposure.

Rebecca regularly negotiates complex contractual provisions that are impacted by domestic and international data privacy regulations including the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, and the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation. She understands how the nature of the data can affect the role her client plays in the data transaction and uses that knowledge to minimize corporate liability.

As a thought leader in the area of data privacy and cybersecurity, Rebecca serves on the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Cyber Task Force. Rebecca is Vice-Chair Elect for the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Bankruptcy Law Section and also served on the Complex Business Litigation Committee that drafted and revised the Court Rules involving electronic discovery in complex litigation matters. Rebecca has been appointed in several litigation matters by the New Jersey Superior Court as a Discovery Special Master.

Rebecca is on the Board of Governors for Temple University Health Systems and an adjunct professor at Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law and Rowan University.

Peer Recognition

  • South Jersey Awesome Attorney 2021- Technology Law
  • New Jersey Lawyer Rising Star 2017- General Litigation
  • New Jersey Lawyer Rising Star 2016- General Litigation
  • New Jersey Lawyer Rising Star 2015- Bankruptcy
  • New Jersey Lawyer Rising Star 2014- Bankruptcy

Community Involvement

  • New Jersey Bar Association Cybersecurity Task Force
  • New Jersey Bar Association Vice-Chair Elect Bankruptcy Law Section
  • Board of Governors Temple University Health Systems
  • Temple University- Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Committee
  • Alice Paul Institute- Past Chair of Equality Awards