Rachel is an associate in Nixon Peabody’s Labor & Employment group and a member of the firm’s Occupational Safety & Health (OSHA) practice. She represents clients in both federal and state court litigation and before administrative agencies as well as providing labor and employment law advice and training to clients, with a particular emphasis on occupational safety and health compliance and litigation. Rachel also brings her years of experience as National Finance Director for Nancy Pelosi for Congress to the Nixon Peabody Government Relations practice.
Today I focus my practice on three main areas, leveraging a wide-range of skills from traditional labor law, employment law and occupational safety and health law to help clients navigate the modern workplace.
I’ve represented employers before both federal and state agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board and the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board. I help employers with a wide-range of labor related issues including negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, union elections and defending against unfair labor practice charges.
Much of my work involves representing, advising and training clients in various areas of employment law including wrongful termination, employment discrimination and harassment, arbitrations, ADA Title III access, trade secrets and restrictive covenants and wage-hour.
I have also represented all types of employers in federal and state court litigation and before various federal and state administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United States Department of Labor and California Labor Commission.
My practice also has a special focus on occupational safety and health compliance and litigation, including but not limited to Cal/OSHA and Fed/OSHA matters. This involves developing state of the art safety procedures, training, safety and health audits, appeals of citations, and representing employers in the rulemaking process.
In order to navigate the modern workplace, it takes the knowledge of traditional labor and employment laws as well as an understanding of occupational safety and health. As the on-demand and sharing economies become more prevalent, the workplace, as well as the laws that govern it, will have to adjust.
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University of California, Berkeley School of Law, J.D., Associate Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal; Recipient, Prosser Award for Pre-Trial Civil Litigation.
The Catholic University of America, B.A.