A counsel in the Litigation Department, Rachel formerly served as an Enforcement Section Chief at the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), where she developed extensive experience with economic sanctions laws and regulations.
At OFAC, Rachel led the investigation and resolution of hundreds of enforcement actions, including several groundbreaking civil monetary penalties. She served as coordinator for the Enforcement Division’s Ukraine/Russia and Syria-related investigations and developed particular expertise with OFAC’s Iran sanctions while representing the Enforcement Division in agency-wide Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) implementation matters. She also liaised with other law enforcement and intelligence agencies regarding joint investigations, enforcement priorities and strategies and provided guidance on OFAC’s Economic Sanctions Enforcement Guidelines and sanctions programs to counterparts at other agencies and the public. During her OFAC tenure, Rachel developed an invaluable understanding of the intricacies of the economic sanctions laws and regulations.
Rachel effectively draws upon her government experience to help clients navigate the evolving financial crimes regulatory landscape. She advises clients on sanctions compliance and risk management, government inquiries and investigations, and transactional due diligence. She also counsels on a variety of other financial crime and international trade issues, including anti-money laundering, anti-corruption, anti-boycott and export controls.
Prior to joining OFAC, Rachel was an associate at an international law firm in Washington, D.C., where she focused on international trade compliance and investigations involving economic sanctions, anti-corruption, and export controls.