Rebecca A. Zadaka

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Experience

Rebecca Zadaka is an attorney in the firm’s Business Litigation Group. Rebecca is committed to zealously advocating for her clients. She draws upon her science background to help understand the technical aspects of her clients’ legal challenges.

Rebecca earned her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. During law school, she developed a passion for advocacy through her work as a student director and certified student attorney in the law school’s Community Legal Partnership for Health Clinic, where she provided legal advice to medical patients. She also worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Nancy E. Brasel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota and completed her M.A. in bioethics from the University of Minnesota.

Before law school, Rebecca earned her B.Sc. with honors in biochemistry from the University of St Andrews in St Andrews, Scotland. After graduation, she worked in a medical device and pharmaceutical drug testing lab, where she helped generate scientific data for her clients to submit to the FDA for their drug and device certifications. 

  • Zuchowski v. SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc. (S.D. NY): Obtained a Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal of a putative nationwide false advertising class action against global food manufacturer SFC Global Supply Chain Inc. (“Schwan’s”). Plaintiffs sought millions in class-wide damages based on alleged false and misleading labeling and marketing of Schwan’s Red Barron pizzas with the use of “preservative-free crust” and “no artificial flavors.”

  • Jackson v. SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc. (S.D. Ill.): Represented global food manufacturer SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc., in a putative false-advertising class action challenging the labeling of Red Baron pizzas. After most of the damages claims were dismissed under Rule 12(b)(6), achieved a confidential settlement and stipulated dismissal.
  • Named a “North Star Lawyer” by the Minnesota State Bar Association for providing at least 50 hours of pro bono legal services (2022)
Bar Admissions
  • Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota
Education
  • University of Minnesota Law School, J.D., cum laude (2020)
  • University of Minnesota, M.A. in Bioethics (2020)
  • University of St Andrews, B.Sc. (Hons) in Biochemistry (2015)
Professional Associations
  • Minnesota State Bar Association
  • Twin Cities Cardozo Society

RESOURCES

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PUBLICATIONS

October 26, 2021
Briefly: In Briefs, What a Difference a Font Can Make
Eric Magnuson, Rebecca Zadaka - Minnesota Lawyer
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