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
International Association of Privacy Professionals
International Legal Technology Association
ABA, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
ABA, Section of Taxation
Institute of Professionals in Taxation
ABA Section of Litigation, Litigation News Contributing Editor
ABA Young Lawyers Division, TYL Associate Editor
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
Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts, Volunteer
Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Pro Bono Committee
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, technology, financial services, 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 litigated pharmaceutical and toxic tort multi-district litigations with a leading plaintiff's firm.
Rachel currently serves as a Contributing Editor for Litigation News, a flagship publication of the ABA's Section of Litigation. 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.
State High Court Rejects Lawyer Retainer Arbitration Clause,
Litigation News, April 14, 2021
Lawyers Sanctioned for Ignoring Res Judicata,
Litigation News, October 12, 2020
Pro Bono 2.0: Reimagining Access to Justice in the Greater St. Louis Region,
St. Louis Bar Journal, April 2019
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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