Biography

Rachel concentrates her practice on government contracts and relations, labor and employment matters and commercial litigation.

Government Contracts and Relations

Rachel represents clients in a wide range of matters related to government relations and public policy in the State of Maryland at all levels of government, including:

  • Health Care
  • Financial Services
  • Business Regulation
  • Insurance Regulation
  • Defense
  • Transportation
  • Budget

Having worked in the Maryland legislature prior to attending law school, Rachel has a comprehensive understanding of the legislative process, which enables her to effectively assist clients in developing strategies for promoting, defeating or providing input on upcoming legislation. She regularly monitors and analyzes legislative and regulatory processes, leveraging this knowledge to formulate strategies that aid in the enactment of legislation.

Additionally, she assists clients in matters involving federal, state and local government contracts, including construction disputes on public and private projects involving constructive changes, delays/acceleration, differing site conditions, defective specifications, default terminations, mechanics’ liens, payment and performance bond claims, occupational safety and health administration violations, prime-sub disputes and defective work. Rachel routinely advises contractors on a variety of compliance matters including the Davis-Bacon Act, Service Contract Act, Miller Act, the Prompt Payment Act and Truth in Negotiations Act.

Labor and Employment

In her labor and employment litigation practice, Rachel represents clients in a variety of matters, including disputes involving wrongful termination claims, discrimination claims, wage and hour claims, personnel grievances, FLSA claims, and breaches of employment contracts. She also regularly prepares and reviews employment manuals, policies and procedures for employers, and advises businesses regarding public records laws, social media policies, hiring and firing and substance abuse policies for construction and defense contractors, retail businesses and financial and insurance corporations.

Commercial Litigation

Rachel has significant trial experience representing clients in sophisticated commercial litigation matters, including lawsuits involving all manners of negligence claims, including vicarious liability, intentional torts, products liability and contractual disputes.

Representative Litigation Matters

  • Obtained a jury verdict on behalf of a trucking company sued in a negligence action.
  • Successfully defended a corporation in a jury trial involving claims of negligence and vicarious liability.
  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a large federal defense contractor sued for tortious interference with existing and prospective contracts.
  • Successfully defended a construction contractor at arbitration over claims of product liability and faulty workmanship, resulting in a complete defense verdict.
  • Successfully defended a wide variety of businesses and individuals in bench trials involving claims of negligent hiring and firing, negligent entrustment, premises liability, products liability and various other tort and contract-based disputes.

Before Fox Rothschild

Prior to joining Fox, Rachel was an associate at a Mid-Atlantic regional law firm based in Baltimore, Maryland. She gained hands-on experience in both Maryland State and Federal Courts, representing clients before the EEOC and Maryland Commission on Human Rights as well as representing the interests of businesses and financial and insurance professionals in the Maryland legislature.

Before attending law school, Rachel was a legislative assistant to Maryland State Senator Donald F. Munson.

Honors & Awards

  • Noted among “Twenty in Their Twenties” by The Daily Record (2014)
  • Selected for inclusion in “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” (2016)