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  • Education
    • J.D., cum laude, Fordham University School of Law, 2015, Fordham Law Review, Articles & Notes Editor
    • MSc, with Merit, London School of Economics, 2012
    • B.A., Vassar College, 2010, Departmental Honors
  • Court Admissions
    • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2016
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2016
    • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee, 2020
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee, 2020
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2020
Rachel is an Associate in Polsinelli’s Commercial Litigation group. Her practice focuses on complex commercial litigation in the payments industry. 

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Rachel clerked for all of the current district judges of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, and particularly with the Honorable Eli J. Richardson, providing her with extraordinary insight into federal litigation in Nashville. 

Rachel also clerked for the Honorable Alan C. Kay of the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii and was a Litigation Associate in the New York office of a major international law firm, where she gained broad experience in commercial and bankruptcy litigation, white collar criminal defense, and government investigations.
 
  • Represent a payment card processor and acquiring bank in putative class action alleging violations of the California Invasion of Privacy Act
  • Represent a payment card processor in putative class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • Represented provider of opioid addiction treatment in Appalachia in an appeal of an unconstitutional and discriminatory zoning decision
  • Served on trial teams that represented the administrative agent for the senior secured lender group in two different weeks long federal bankruptcy court bench trials related to the highly litigious Chapter 11 cases of Sabine Oil & Gas and its affiliated debtors
  • Served on a trial team that represented an individual in a federal criminal jury trial defending a 23-count indictment, including multiple counts of bank and wire fraud, money laundering, and a false statement to a federal investigator
  • Represented an international bank in disputes arising out of a commercial financing agreement 
  • Represented leading international medical institutes and organizations in amicus briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Moore v. Texas, contributing to a victory for Bobby Moore, a man with intellectual disabilities, who had been held on death row in Texas for over 35 years