Rachel is an experienced litigator who has spent two decades handling labor and employment litigation, complex product liability litigation, general commercial litigation, environmental litigation and intellectual property litigation. She has first-chaired numerous jury and bench-trials and has extensive experience in both state and federal court.
In addition to her litigation skills, Rachel has spent years counseling businesses regarding their employment practices and policies. She has worked with businesses of varying sizes in Los Angeles to design and implement employee handbooks, meal and rest period policies, vacation and time-off policies, as well as provided an array of other legal services. Policies implemented by Rachel have also been upheld by the California Court of Appeals. Specifically, an implied consent to be bound by an arbitration agreement in an employee handbook was deemed valid in the published opinion in Harris v. Tap Worldwide, Inc.
Rachel attended University of Chicago and graduated with B.A. in Public Policy. She completed her J.D. at Boston University School of Law, participating in the Battered Women’s Advocacy Project and the American Civil Liberties Association.
Rachel was admitted to practice law in the state of California in 1999. She is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.