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Rebecca Moll Freed

Rebecca Moll Freed is a partner in the firm’s Newark office and a member of the Government Contracts and Procurement Policy practice.

Prior to joining the firm, Rebecca served as a partner with a business-focused law firm, where she specialized in corporate political activity and nonprofits, trade associations, and tax-exempt organizations. She has advised corporations, limited liability companies, trade associations, charitable organizations, social welfare organizations, political action committees, independent expenditure only committees (Super PACs), issue advocacy groups, and coalitions on their political activity, as well as counseling companies on government contracting and the procurement process.  

Rebecca’s practice is truly at the intersection of law, government, and business. Through her varied practice, Rebecca focuses on helping companies successfully navigate through a myriad of complex regulatory frameworks pertaining to political contributions, pay-to-play rules, government contracting, ethics rules, lobbying requirements, and energy and utility matters. Rebecca always takes a “hands-on” approach to working with clients and views herself as an extension of the client’s team.

Rebecca provides training and counseling to companies, in-house counsel and corporate ethics and compliance officers seeking to maximize government contracting opportunities while assuring their compliance with the law. Rebecca provides clients with substantive counsel on pay-to-play laws and has extensive experience in assisting clients successfully prepare and complete RFPs and RFQs for federal, bi-state, state, and local government entities. Rebecca also has experience with vendor codes of ethics, prequalification questionnaires, background qualification questionnaires, diversity in government contracting, set-asides for minority and women owned businesses (MWBEs), Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), and public-private partnerships (P3s). 

In the energy and utility space, Rebecca has worked with utility companies, solar companies, and offshore wind companies on procurement matters and lobbying and political activity compliance. She has also represented clients before the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU).

  • ROI Influencers: Business, ROI-NJ, 2022-2023
  • ROI Influencers: Law, ROI-NJ, 2022
  • Executive Women of New Jersey, Salute to the Policy Makers Award, 2022
  • Best 50 Women in Business Award, NJBiz®, 2019
  • Top Women Faculty List, Lawline®, 2018
  • Top Women in Law Award, New Jersey Law Journal®, 2016
  • Mary Philbrook Award, Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey, 2016
  • “Women of Distinction” Class of 1994, Newark Academy, 2014
    • For contributions to the legal industry and the community
  • Forty Under 40, NJBiz®, 2010
  • Forty Under 40, New Jersey Law Journal®, 2008
  • President, Newark Academy Alumni Board of Governors
  • Member, Newark Academy Board of Trustees
  • Board Counsel, Women’s Political Caucus of New Jersey

Rebecca is frequently asked to moderate and serve on panels focused on pay-to-play laws, political activity and lobbying compliance, government contracting, diversity in government contracting, energy and utility matters and non-profit compliance. Rebecca has lectured extensively on these topics for the New Jersey State Bar Association, Lawline, National Business Institute, the New Jersey Energy Coalition, the New Jersey Alliance for Action, the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey, the New Jersey Bankers Association, the New Jersey Realtors® Association, the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, and the New Jersey Hospital Association. 

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