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, as a senior attorney at a federal regulatory agency, Rachel regularly appears in federal court to handle hearings and motions relating electronic discovery. She also provides strategic guidance to government attorneys seeking the production of electronically stored information, and advises her Agency regarding its own information governance policies and discovery practices. Before entering government service, she 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 Loudoun Symphony Orchestra and Symphony of the Potomac, as well as 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 and Illinois.
She currently serves as the board President.