Rachel focuses her practice on criminal defense and internal investigations. She has defended corporations in complex litigation, including commercial litigation, white collar defense, and government investigations. She has represented multi-national manufacturers, medical providers, and oil companies in matters involving the False Claims Act, the Anti-Kickback Act, the U.K. Bribery Act, market manipulation, and competition issues. Rachel has represented device manufacturers in civil cases.
Prior to joining the firm, Rachel was an assistant district attorney at the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office. While there, she prosecuted cases involving violent crimes, financial crimes, fraud and obstruction-related conduct, weapons offenses, and narcotics trafficking. She first-chaired more than 100 trials to verdict, including numerous jury trials. Rachel has litigated more than 150 motions and trained and mentored incoming attorneys. Prior to joining the District Attorney's Office, Rachel practiced as a litigation associate at an international law firm. Rachel also served as a legal intern at the U.S. Attorney's Office - U.S. Department of Justice, Common Cause, and UPS, Corporate Public Affairs Department.
Rachel earned her undergraduate degree from College of William and Mary, where she was the founder of the Tutoring Achievement Program. Rachel earned her law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. While earning her law degree she was a member of the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, the vice president of the Criminal Law Association, a student attorney in Juvenile Justice Clinic, and a research assistant for the late Professor Healthcote Wales in recidivism analysis of mental health court.