Rachel approaches each impartial investigation with an eye toward sensitive legal implications and an emphasis on creating an empathetic environment for all parties. Her years of litigation experience give her a valuable perspective on conducting neutral investigations.
Rachel’s legal career began in the Navy’s Judge Advocate General Corps, where she litigated at the trial and appellate level. She also served as general counsel to commanding officers both onshore and at sea, advising on employee matters and overseeing investigations.
Rachel next served in the U.S. Congress as a Defense Fellow. She worked for a Congressperson sitting on the Oversight and Investigations subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee, where she assisted in several high-profile Congressional investigations. She then moved to the Department of Defense, managing a team practicing before the military commissions in Guantanamo Bay Cuba and overseeing investigations on one of the largest criminal cases in United States history.
Rachel then pivoted to the private sector, working for a firm representing both employers and employees, as well as conducting neutral employment-related investigations. She provided workplace training, including on sexual harassment prevention and labor laws, and advised companies on improving workplace policies and procedures.
Rachel enjoys exploring California’s central coast with her family, wine tasting, reading a great novel, and coaching, planning, or attending her children’s many activities.
“Fight for the things that you care about, but do it in a way that will lead others to join you.” — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Rutgers School of Law, J.D., cum laude
Temple University, B.A., magna cum laude
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State Bar of California
State Bar of Pennsylvania
State Bar of New Jersey
Supreme Court of the United States
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court, District of Hawaii
Northern District of California
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