Rachel L. Cardwell



Rachel represents clients in complex commercial litigation.

Before joining the firm, Rachel was a summer associate at the firm, where she worked with the business litigation, corporate, and labor & employment groups.

During law school, Rachel worked as a student legal writing instructor and a research assistant for Professor Fionnuala Ni Aolain, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Rachel also served as a legal clerk for the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Minnesota, where she supported prosecutors by researching case law and drafting responses to evidentiary challenges.

Personal Interests

Rachel spends her free time hiking, traveling to foreign countries and scouring Minneapolis for the best tacos.

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Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. cum laude, Minnesota Journal of International Law (staff member) (2018)

The University of Texas at Arlington
M.A. in Political Science (2015)

The University of Texas at Arlington
B.A. in History Pre-Law, summa cum laude (2013)

Insights & Events


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018-19
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