Rebecca is currently licensed to practice law in the State of California and has previously held a license to practice law in the Province of Ontario, Canada. She will be sitting for the Hawaii State Bar in 2019.
Corporate Governance and Business Associations. Ms. Filipović began her Articles of Clerkship at Davies Ward Phillips and Vineberg, LLP, a large commercial law firm in Toronto, where she practiced extensively in the area of corporate governance. Ms. Filipović assisted in advising large corporate clients on general director duties, and more complex issues related to proxy voting, auditor and director liability, and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance. Ms. Filipović also assisted in establishing the Canadian subsidiary for a large international bank based in London, England, and was responsible for extensive diligence related to large corporate acquisitions of international targets.
Ms. Filipović was part of a team commissioned by the Canadian federal government to conduct an in-depth legislative review and revision of corporate governance legislation. She has also co-authored consultation papers for the Ontario Law Commission’s review of director and auditor liability.
Ms. Filipović’s practice also includes general business formation and reorganization.
Commercial Litigation. During her time at Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, LLP, Ms. Filipović acted on several high-profile litigation matters, including successfully opposing certification of a multimillion dollar proposed class action law suit. Ms. Filipović has also acted on matters before the Ontario Securities Commission.
Real Estate Litigation. Ms. Filipović finished her Articles of Clerkship at a firm on Maui specializing in foreclosure-related litigation. She also spent six months working for a Maui-based property management company involved in complex litigation related to certain building code, special management area, and permitting matters and assisting local counsel before the Maui Planning Commission and Board of Variances and Appeals.
Intellectual Property. Since joining MSM, Ms. Filipović has expanded her practice to specialize in intellectual property. Specifically, Ms. Filipović has conducted comprehensive trademark searches and has prepared and prosecuted various trademarks with the U.S. Patents and Trademarks Office.
Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada, J.D.
York University, Toronto, Canada, B.A. (Hons), Summa Cum Laude
Licenses and Professional Associations
Admitted to the State Bar of California
Member of the California Bar Association
Previously admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada
Member of the Ontario Bar Association
“Advising the Public Company Board of Directors”, Hennix Center for Business Law (2009)
“Canadian Corporate Law and Securities Regulation”, lecture series presented to delegation of senior executives from state-owned enterprises in China (2008)
“Roles and Responsibilities of Canadian Boards of Directors”, guest lecture for International LLM class on corporate governance (2008)
Co-authored Consultation Paper on Auditor Liability, Ontario Securities Commission (2010)
Co-authored Consultation Paper on Corporate Social Responsibility, Ontario Law Commission (2010)
Rebecca is the President and Founder of Valley Isle Soccer Academy, a non-profit youth soccer school dedicated to the development of competitive youth soccer players.
Rebecca is a former member of the New Zealand Women’s National Soccer Team and has played soccer professionally in New Zealand and Toronto, Canada.
Rebecca is also a coach for U.S. Soccer’s Olympic Development Program.