Overview

Rachel Beck represents clients across a variety of industries in complex commercial litigation stemming from contract disputes, fraud and negligence actions, alter ego claims, misappropriation of trade secrets, fiduciary duty allegations, unfair competition matters, and other business disputes or transactions.

Rachel is experienced with all stages of dispute resolution, including written discovery, depositions, motion practice, mediation and trial preparation. Her practice frequently involves coordinating related cases that are pending simultaneously in multiple forums, both state and federal.

In addition to her commercial litigation practice, Rachel represents individuals and corporate entities responding to government investigations by the SEC, the DOJ, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and defends brokerage firms in FINRA arbitration proceedings.

Rachel maintains an active pro bono practice, representing detained immigrant children in state and federal proceedings and in applying for special immigrant juvenile visas.

Credentials

Bar Admissions

California
District of Columbia

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Federal Claims
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

Education

Vanderbilt University Law School
J.D. (2012)

University of Miami
B.A. cum laude (2008)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia — Young Lawyers Section, Board of Directors, 2017-18
  • Vanderbilt Bar Association — President, 2011-12

Civic Activities

  • Legal Advisory Committee, CAIR Coalition, 2019-21
  • Vanderbilt Board of Advisors, 2012-13
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, Volunteer, 2011-12

Honors

  • Super Lawyers — Washington, D.C., "Rising Star," 2019-21

Awards Methodology

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