Rebecca Trela focuses her practice on the defense of major pharmaceutical and medical device companies in complex litigation, including actions brought by state actors, personal injury matters and mass tort litigation. She serves as local and national counsel in litigation involving antipsychotics, opioids and pelvic mesh. She has also defended against a variety of consumer products claims, including machinery, aviation, automobile and over-the-counter drug products. Rebecca has also represented clients in commercial disputes, antitrust and trademark infringement litigation, and insurer bad faith defense matters.


Bar Admissions

New Jersey

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey


Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
J.D. cum laude (2012)

Ohio University
B.S. cum laude (2006)

Insights & Events

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

Rebecca has an active pro bono practice, which includes direct representation of individuals in state and federal court as well as appellate advocacy in partnership with Philadelphia nonprofit organizations.

Professional Associations

  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute

Civic Activities

  • Drexel Law School Alumni Council – Executive Board


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020
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