Rebecca Harrington was appointed as Assistant General Counsel in February 2022, and previously served as Senior Deputy General Counsel following that appointment in September 2017. An attorney for the Port since 2013, she specializes in the National Environmental Policy Act, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the California Coastal Act, the Port Act, and other environmental and development laws. Harrington also has extensive experience in labor and personnel matters and real estate transactions, including leases, easements, and purchase and sales. Before joining the Port of San Diego, she was a senior associate at Alston & Bird LLP, and an associate at Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP. Harrington earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California Santa Barbara and graduated cum laude and Order of the Coif from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
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