Rachelle assists the firm's general counsel in providing risk management advice to Fox Rothschild's national network of offices.
A trained and experienced mediator with a legal certification in mediation and conflict resolution from the University of California at Berkeley, Rachelle is skilled in counseling clients on liability issues. In her prior role as senior legal counsel for Univision Communications in California and New York, she worked with outside counsel; monitored litigation throughout the country; provided legal advice to company employees; reviewed stories prior to live on-air reports; investigated and responded to harassment, discrimination and other complaints; and interfaced regularly with the company's Risk Manager to monitor and minimize liability on all fronts.
Rachelle is also former deputy trial counsel for the State Bar of California, where she reviewed and investigated ethics complaints lodged against attorneys and, where appropriate, filed disciplinary charges in response.
As a former associate with Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in California and with Smith, Stratton, Wise, Heher & Brennan, LLP, Rachelle represented large companies in complex litigation, preparing cases for trial and drafting and negotiating business agreements.