Rachel speaks frequently on LGBT issues, and has conducted transgender inclusion and competency training at numerous federal agencies and other organizations. She has provided pro bono legal advice to many transgender individuals regarding identity documents and other legal issues, and in 2014, she was named one of the “Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40” by the National LGBT Bar Association.
Professionally, Rachel has been recognized as a thought leader regarding the use of cutting-edge technology in complex litigation. As a senior attorney at a federal regulatory agency, Rachel helps manage a civil rights litigation program, and is responsible for her agency’s use of complex technology in its nationwide litigation program. She teaches lawyers how to distill highly technical arguments for non-technical judges and other audiences, and has regularly appeared in federal court to handle hearings and motions relating to electronic discovery. Before entering government service, Rachel was a partner at Williams Mullen in Richmond, Virginia, where she led the firm’s Electronic Discovery and Litigation Technology practice group. She previously was an associate in the eDiscovery practice group of Seyfarth Shaw in Chicago.
An accomplished classical musician, she regularly performs with the Symphony of the Potomac and other ensembles in the Washington DC metropolitan area.
Rachel received her undergraduate degree from Yale University and her law degree from the Duke University School of Law. She is admitted to practice law in Ohio.
She currently serves as the board President.