Saint Louis University School of Law,
J.D., cum laude, 2014
Missouri State University,
B.S., summa cum laude, 2010
Illinois USDC, Southern District
Missouri USDC, Eastern District
ABA, Section of Taxation: State and Local Taxes Committee; Exempt Organizations Committee
ABA, Administrative Law Section
ABA Section of Litigation, Litigation News Contributing Editor
ABA Young Lawyers Division, TYL Associate Editor
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Pro Bono Committee
International Legal Technology Association
Institute of Professionals in Taxation
Listed in "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" for Commercial Litigation in St. Louis, Missouri (by BL Rankings), 2021
Recognized, Top 40 Under 40, by The National Trial Lawyers
Listed, Pro Bono Wall of Fame, by The Missouri Bar
Student Pupil, Theodore McMillian American Inns of Court
Recognized, Woman of Distinction, by the Ozark Alliance of Women
Recipient, U.S. Presidential Volunteer Service Award, by the Corporation for National & Community Service
Thompson Coburn, LLP
Associate, 2019 - Present
Berger Cohen & Brandt, LC
Associate, 2018 - 2019
Schlichter Bogard & Denton, LLP
Great Rivers Environmental Law Center, Young Professionals Board
Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, Volunteer
LSEM Community Economic Development Program, Volunteer
LSEM Volunteer Lawyers Program
BARx Adaptive Training, Volunteer
Rachel combines the precision of a technical writer with the advocacy of a plaintiff's attorney to help clients tackle complex legal problems.
She helps clients in the healthcare, nonprofit, food, cosmetics, technology, life sciences, and other industries navigate government investigations, state and local tax issues, administrative appeals, regulatory compliance, and business disputes. She also guides complex electronic discovery, having led E-Discovery committees for cases involving Fortune 500 pharmaceutical, cosmetic and biotechnology companies.
Rachel has helped clients successfully respond to government health care investigations involving the False Claims Act, appeal $1 million in sales and use tax refunds, and resolve a multi-million dollar default judgment. She has argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals and briefed arguments before the Missouri Supreme Court. Before joining Thompson Coburn, Rachel worked as a writing consultant for Missouri State University's Center for Learning and Writing. She also litigated pharmaceutical and toxic tort mass actions with a leading plaintiff's firm. She combines these experiences to apply practical solutions to complex problems. Rachel graduated with honors from Saint Louis University School of Law, where she earned research, writing, moot court, and leadership honors.
Rachel currently serves as a Contributing Editor for Litigation News, a flagship publication of the ABA's Section of Litigation reaching over 60,000 members. She also serves as an Associate Editor for The Young Lawyer (TYL) and After the Bar, a print magazine and digital publication for the ABA's Young Lawyers Division that reaches approximately 110,000 readers worldwide.
Outside the Firm, Rachel is actively involved in the community. She volunteers with BARx Adaptive Training, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing adaptive athletes with fully accessible fitness training. She volunteers as a pro bono attorney for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, helping clients gain and maintain tax-exempt status, litigate landlord-tenant disputes, and resolve board governance issues. She has been listed in the Pro Bono Hall of Fame by the Missouri Bar.
Pro Bono 2.0: Reimagining Access to Justice in the Greater St. Louis Region
St. Louis Bar Journal April 2019
Lawyers Sanctioned for Ignoring Res Judicata
Litigation News October 12, 2020
Legal Structures for Entrepreneurs with Social Goals: Benefit Corporations, L3Cs, Nonprofit Organizations, and B-Corp Certification
Venture Cafe November 2018
TC's Tax Tidbits
Associated Industries of Missouri Tax, Manufacturing & Business Conference October 18, 2019
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