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, successful motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, and appellate briefings 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 of witnesses.
Rachel’s recent pro bono experience includes a Second Circuit victory for an incarcerated client seeking re-sentencing under the Federal Fair Sentencing Act, as well as the representation of transgender individuals during their legal name-change process.