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Rebecca A. Womeldorf

Partner, Hollingsworth LLP, Washington, DC.

Ms. Womeldorf joined the Hollingsworth LLP following clerkships with the Honorable Lewis F. Powell, Jr. and the Honorable Anthony M. Kennedy of the United States Supreme Court. She previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Merhige, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Ms. Womeldorf concentrates her practice on complex civil litigation. She has substantial experience in the defense of high-stakes mass torts, including serving as a member of the defense steering committee in the substantial welding fume Multidistrict Litigation (“MDL”) pending in Cleveland. She also represents pharmaceutical manufacturers in the defense of personal injury claims involving prescription drugs.

Ms. Womeldorf counsels clients on a wide range of issues designed to minimize potential liability, including issues related to workplace practices, Sunshine in Litigation legislation and class action treatment of medical monitoring claims. She is a member of the Sedona Conference Working Group on Protective Orders, Confidentiality and Public Access, and she actively participates with Lawyers for Civil Justice (“LCJ”). Her practice extends into general complex commercial litigation and employment law issues, and she previously served as counsel in the Office of the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment of the United States Senate.

Ms. Womeldorf participates in the Georgetown University Law Center’s Supreme Court Institute, which conducts moot courts for approximately 50 percent of the cases argued before the United States Supreme Court in any given term. She served as Lead Articles Editor for the Washington & Lee Law Review, and is a member of the Defense Research Institute (DRI). 

Ms. Womeldorf is recognized in the Washington, DC edition of Super Lawyers for 2013 as she was in 2012.

Publications and Multimedia
Preemption of Punitive Damages in Prescription Drug Litigation
Engage Volume 14, Issue 1 February 2013
June 28, 2013