Rachel joined Reed Smith in 2010 as an associate in the Litigation Department, Commercial Litigation Group.
Rachel’s experience comprises the litigation and arbitration of a wide range of complex commercial and intellectual property disputes at all stages. Rachel has drafted pleadings and discovery, as well as successful motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, in matters ranging from trademark, trade dress, and copyright infringement, defamation, false advertising, and cybersquatting, to commercial contract disputes, business torts, civil RICO claims, and commercial insurance recovery. Rachel’s discovery experience includes the structuring and supervision of large-scale electronic document reviews and productions, and taking and defending depositions. Rachel’s trial experience includes the drafting of pre-trial and post-trial submissions, witness and expert witness preparation, and direct examination. In 2012, Rachel was part of a small trial team that successfully defended a telecommunications client against a $30 million claim of restitution for alleged fraud and bad faith breach of a services agreement.