Rebekah Poston, after serving as an Assistant US Attorney with the US Attorney's Office in Miami, Florida and as a Special Attorney with the Department of Justice's Organized Crime and Racketeering Section in Cleveland, Ohio, now focuses her practice on defending complex domestic and international white collar criminal cases.
She has successfully represented multinational, public and private corporations, brokerage firms and banks, airlines and shipping lines, maritime brokers, medical device and pharmaceutical companies and industrial manufacturing and agricultural companies, as well as their officers, directors and employees. Rebekah has counseled and defended on matters involving a wide range of issues including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the USA PATRIOT Act, money laundering, environmental crime, Internet fraud and identity theft, tax evasion, bank, securities and tax fraud, customs and embargo violations, asset seizures, forfeitures and healthcare fraud and abuse. She has written FCPA corporate compliance programs and conducted FCPA trainings, audits and internal investigations for Fortune 100 and 500 companies around the globe. Rebekah is an active participant in the firm’s Women’s Initiative Group and Lateral Hire Committee.
In 2010, Rebekah was inducted as a Fellow into the American Bar Foundation. An authority on white collar criminal defense, she was named to Who’s Who Legal 100 (2014) as one of the world’s top lawyers in the area of Business Crime Defense. She is consistently named as one of Florida’s Super Lawyers in her field, a ranking that places her among the top 5 percent of all Florida’s lawyers. She also has been listed each year in The Best Lawyers in America since 2003, named as one of Florida’s Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine each year since 2004, and is regularly listed in South Florida Legal Guide as one of South Florida’s leading lawyers in her field of white collar criminal defense. In 2010, she was selected by South Florida’s Legal Guide as one of eight women lawyers who had excelled in their legal careers.
Rebekah has presented at several national conferences on such topics as FCPA M&A due diligence, implementing FCPA compliance plans in Latin America, and how to conduct an FCPA internal investigation. She has also trained the legal, business and compliance departments throughout Latin America of a major Fortune 100 company on FCPA. She presented on the “Implications of Criminal Law in an International Arena” and on the “Key Issues in Managing International Business Controversies” at The Florida Bar’s International Law Section’s International Litigation and Arbitration Conference. She has also been a panel member for the University of Miami School of Law’s Center for Ethics and Public Policy. She also has spoken to the Latin American/Caribbean Conference, The Association of International Bank Auditors and the Miami Free Trade Zone as well as the Association of Internal Certified Public Accountants and Florida Atlantic University. Rebekah also gives lectures to banks, auditors, and public and private industries on such topics as antimoney-laundering compliance and cyber crime; the FCPA; the Federal Sentencing Guidelines; and preserving the attorney/client privilege and attorney work product doctrine in domestic and international corporate investigations and voluntary disclosure to government agencies. She presented at the Criminal Justice Ethics Symposium for the ABA Criminal Justice Section, Florida, White Collar Crime Committee on “Avoiding Ethical Land Mines: Recognizing the Limits of Advocacy” and regularly presents on “Legal Ethics for the Criminal Practitioner” for Lorman Seminars.
Rebekah also has an extensive 30-year background in immigration and nationality law, particularly in representing individual and multinational clients. She represents the interests of both individuals and US businesses that employ non-US nationals. Rebekah assists multinational corporations with the preparation and filing of various petitions with the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which include such visa categories as EB-5s, Es, H-1Bs, Ls, Os, Ps, Rs and TNs. She and her immigration team assist with the preparation of exchange visitor (J-1) visas for non-US nationals who are coming to the US to participate in programs authorized by the Department of State. She and her team also have extensive experience with PERM labor certifications, immigrant visas, and citizenship and naturalization matters. Rebekah has special experience in the areas of non-immigrant and immigrant visas for high net worth individuals, multinational executives and specialized knowledge workers throughout Latin America and Europe.
Representative Experience – Immigration