Rebecca Seidel

Rebecca Seidel

As General Counsel of the Senate Commerce Committee, Rebecca Seidel handles cybersecurity, privacy, data security, vehicle safety and consumer protections issues. She also oversees committee investigations and oversight of the executive branch and private sector companies. Prior to joining the Commerce Committee, Ms. Seidel held positions in the Senate, the Executive Branch and in private sector law practice.

Immediately prior to the Commerce Committee, Ms. Seidel was counsel to the Senate Impeachment Trial Committee, formed for the trial of Judge G. Thomas Porteous. Before that Ms. Seidel was Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice. Previously she served as senior counsel on the Senate Judiciary Committee handling legal reform issues including asbestos and class action. Prior to that she started her government career as counsel to then Senator George V. Voinovich. 

Ms. Seidel’s time in private law practice was spent in the Boston, Massachusetts area where she was a litigator for five years practicing federal and state civil litigation defense in complex product liability, premises liability and ERISA cases. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and her law degree from the University of Dayton.


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