Rachel’s practice focuses on antitrust, commercial, and patent litigation, as well as trademark prosecution and IP counseling. She represents technology companies and handles cases in all phases of litigation. 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 an externship at the Federal Trade Commission in the areas of competition and consumer protection and working as an IP law clerk in-house at Gap Inc. She also served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Susan Y. Illston and then to the Hon. William H. Orrick III of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. During law school, she concentrated 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.
Rachel furthers her commitment to pro bono through her work as a court appointed special advocate to a foster youth. Before her legal career, Rachel served in AmeriCorps and worked for several years as a marketing communications director for a national nonprofit.
She is an avid snowboarder, regularly practices yoga, and enjoys traveling.