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.

  • Experience
  • Professional Affiliations
  • Awards & Honors

    Ocean and Coastal Law Certificate

    Federal District Court of Oregon

    Judicial Extern, Spring 2013

    Environmental Law Clinic Student, completed both Regular and Advanced Clinics

    Oregon Law Review 

    Senior Staff Editor (2012-2013)  
    Staff Editor (2011-2012)

    National Appellate Advocacy Moot Court Competitor (2012-2013)

    Legal Research and Writing tutor (2012-2013)

  • Bar & Court Admissions
    Washington State Bar
  • Government Service

    Attorney, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Maritime and International Law, Environmental Law Division

    Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia

    Presidential Management Fellow, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement

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  • Thought Leadership

Education

University of Oregon School of Law J.D., 2013

Lewis & Clark College B.A., 2009