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, CIPP/US
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, technology, financial services, life sciences, and other industries navigate government investigations, regulatory compliance, privacy issues, tax controversies, contract disputes, and complex commercial litigation.
She has helped clients successfully respond to government investigations involving the False Claims Act, comply with privacy regulations, appeal $1 million in sales and use tax refunds, and resolve multi-million dollar default judgments. She has also helped several nonprofit clients form legal entities, gain and maintain tax-exempt status, and resolve board governance issues.
Additionally, Rachel counsels clients on cybersecurity and privacy issues, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She holds a CIPP/US certification from the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She is also experienced at guiding complex electronic discovery, having led e-discovery committees for cases involving Fortune 500 pharmaceutical, cosmetic, and biotechnology companies.
Before joining Thompson Coburn, Rachel litigated pharmaceutical MDLs with a leading plaintiff's firm, drafted corporate documents for closely-held companies, and worked as a writing consultant at Missouri State University. She also built websites for small businesses and nonprofits, drawing on coding courses she took in college.
Rachel currently serves on the editorial boards for several flagship publications of the American Bar Association. She also serves as a pro bono attorney for Legal Services of Eastern Missouri and Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts.
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
Although we would like to hear from you, we cannot represent you until we know that doing so will not create a conflict of interest. Also, we cannot treat unsolicited information as confidential. Accordingly, please do not send us any information about any matter that may involve you until you receive a written statement from us that we represent you (an ‘engagement letter’).
By clicking the ‘ACCEPT’ button, you agree that we may review any information you transmit to us. You recognize that our review of your information, even if you submitted it in a good faith effort to retain us, and, further, even if you consider it confidential, does not preclude us from representing another client directly adverse to you, even in a matter where that information could and will be used against you. Please click the ‘ACCEPT’ button if you understand and accept the foregoing statement and wish to proceed.