Rachael practices in the areas of natural resources, environmental, and maritime law. She has experience providing counsel on complex regulatory, enforcement, and litigation matters under a range of environmental statutes, including the Clean Water Act (CWA), Endangered Species Act (ESA), Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), and the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Prior to joining the firm, Rachael was an Attorney Advisor for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Office of Maritime and International Law where she worked in the Environmental Law Division. She advised the Coast Guard on environmental compliance, response, and enforcement matters. During this time, Rachael also served a detail as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney prosecuting misdemeanor criminal cases. After graduating from the University of Oregon School of Law, Rachael served two years as a Presidential Management Fellow at the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) focusing on offshore oil and gas issues. While at the University of Oregon School of Law, Rachael served as an extern for the Honorable Marco Hernandez at the U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon and as a Senior Staff Editor on the Oregon Law Review.