Rachel is an experienced business adviser and trial lawyer who centers her practice on employment matters and commercial litigation, with an emphasis on serving clients in the government contracting sector. She is also well-versed in privacy and data security law and is CIPP/US certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
In her employment law practice, Rachel has extensive experience assisting companies in crafting workplace policies and training schemes designed to prevent litigation and achieve compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. She is a member of the firm’s Affirmative Action Programs & OFCCP Compliance team and assists contractors in developing affirmative action plans and navigating audits.
In litigation, Rachel has defended employers before juries, judges and arbitration forums in a wide range of claims, including discrimination, wrongful termination and wage and hour violations. She also provides sexual harassment prevention training for management-level employees.
Rachel represents and advises government contractors in contract drafting, negotiation, review and disputes. She is well-versed in regulatory and compliance matters and has experience in helping government contractors navigate issues involving bid protests, requests for equitable adjustment, contract modifications, delays, contract claims, sub-prime disputes, health and safety matters and internal investigations. Rachel also routinely advises contractors on a variety of compliance matters, including the Davis-Bacon Act, the Service Contract Act, the Miller Act and the Truth in Negotiations Act, as well as various local public procurement laws.
Privacy and Data Security
Rachel is particularly fluent in the constantly evolving field of privacy law. As a Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US), she has earned deep knowledge of both international and US domestic privacy laws that provides value to clients navigating the complex matrix of today’s privacy regulations. The certification demonstrates both a strong foundation in U.S. private-sector privacy law and an understanding of the legal requirements for the responsible transfer of sensitive personal data to and from the United States, the European Union and other jurisdictions.
Trained as a prosecutor, Rachel has significant trial experience in sophisticated commercial and corporate litigation matters, including contract disputes, real estate transactions, employment-related claims, regulatory violations and general liability. She has represented a large securities broker before FINRA and a financial services company in federal court litigation alleging violations of various statutes including the TCPA. She also successfully defended a contractor at arbitration against claims of product liability and faulty workmanship, securing a complete defense verdict.
Before Fox Rothschild
Rachel rejoined Fox in 2020 after working in in-house positions for several years. She was an Associate General Counsel for a global consulting firm and before that was an in-house attorney at a data analytics company where her work was focused on government contracts and risk management. She had previously held associate positions at Fox and a Maryland law firm.
Before attending law school, Rachel was a legislative assistant in the Maryland General Assembly where she assisted Sen. Donald F. Munson in work with the Budget Committee and in drafting and negotiating bills.
Beyond Fox Rothschild
Rachel has been an active member of the Maryland Pro Bono Resource Center since 2017, helping to advance its mission of providing pro bono civil legal assistance to her home communities.
Honors & Awards
- Noted among “Twenty in Their Twenties” by The Daily Record (2014)