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Overview

Rachel defends and counsels employers in sensitive labor and employment matters.

Rachel represents employers facing Labor & Employment claims in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Missouri Commission on Human Rights (MCHR). Rachel defends clients large and small across industry sectors against allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation under state and federal statutes and regulations including:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA)

In addition to rigorous defense, Rachel also provides proactive compliance counseling and internal investigations to avoid or mitigate sensitive issues. Rachel understands that internal handbooks, policies and training can decrease exposure and create win-win work environments that not only have legal benefits, but may align with client business goals such as productivity or cost savings.

Prior to joining Husch Blackwell, Rachel was an associate at a national labor and employment firm, defending employers in all areas of employment litigation.


Services

Education

  • J.D., University of Missouri School of Law
    • Missouri Law Review
    • ABA Labor and Employment Mock Trial Team
    • Entrepreneurship Legal Clinic
  • B.A., University of Missouri
    • Political Science, Communication
    • with honors

Admissions

  • Missouri
  • Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
Outside the Office

Rachel is an avid reader and huge fan of Marvel movies. She also enjoys spending time with her fiancé and their Pomchi (Pomeranian/Chihuahua) named Harvey, and soaking up the sun down in Fort Myers any chance she gets.

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