Rachel’s practice focuses on antitrust, patent, and commercial litigation, as well as trademark prosecution and protection. With her mix of government, judicial, corporate, and nonprofit experience, she brings a unique and varied perspective to her practice and approach to achieving client goals.
Her experience includes working as an IP law clerk in-house at Gap Inc. and an externship at the Federal Trade Commission in the areas of competition and consumer protection. She also served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Susan Y. Illston and then for the Hon. William H. Orrick III of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. During law school, Rachel was the executive production editor for the Hastings Science and Technology Law Journal and participated in the Civil Justice Clinic, where she represented her first client in state court. She earned a concentration certificate in Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution and received three CALI / Witkin awards for the highest grade in legal writing and research, trademark prosecution, and mass media law. She also received outstanding achievement in pro bono for delivering more than 150 hours of services.
Rachel furthers her commitment to pro bono through her work on the board of the Filipino Bar Association of Northern California and as a court appointed special advocate to a foster youth. Prior to law school, Rachel served in AmeriCorps and then worked for several years as a marketing communications director for a national nonprofit.
She is an avid snowboarder, regularly practices yoga, enjoys traveling and making solid progress on her goal of visiting every U.S. state and every continent, including Antarctica.