Expertise: Fraud against government agencies, corporate fraud, education loan fraud, environmental crimes, real estate fraud, tax evasion
Rebecca Lonergan is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, with highest honors. She received her JD from the UC Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law in 1987. She worked briefly as a deputy district attorney in Los Angeles and then as a trial attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice, Environmental Crimes Section, before going to work at the United States Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles in 1991. She was the deputy chief of the USAO’s Public Corruption section in 2001-2004 and 2006-2007. She has also worked as a pro tem judge for the Los Angeles Superior Court.
She is currently a Professor of Lawyering Skills and the President Elect of USC’s Academic Senate. She has extensive experience in faculty governance, including having served on USC’s Sustainability Steering Committee and the Academic Senate’s Sustainability Committee.
Lonergan currently teaches National Security Law, Legal Writing, Advanced Moot Court Brief Writing, and Advanced Moot Court Advocacy at the Gould School of Law.