Rachel H. Jennings
Rachel Jennings joined Ropes & Gray in 2018 as an associate in the litigation and enforcement practice group. She represents clients in complex civil and criminal litigation and enforcement matters, including appeals, client counseling, and internal investigations.
She has represented clients in agency proceedings, state courts, and federal courts at every level, including the U.S. Supreme Court, in criminal, bankruptcy, antitrust, immigration, healthcare, and other matters. She has also advised clients on transactions involving religious and anti-discrimination considerations, trade secret enforcement, and management of cross-border investigations. Rachel also maintains an active pro bono practice focused on representing clients in criminal and immigration appeals.
Before joining the firm, Rachel clerked for the Honorable Henry F. Floyd for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She also assisted the special counsel to the Senate Democrats for the Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh, and was a 2017 Law Fellow for the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.
Before law school, Rachel taught middle, secondary, and adult education in North Carolina, Germany, and Japan, including social studies, English/language arts, and mathematics courses. She has also worked and volunteered extensively with organizations dedicated to supporting military families.
- Represents multiple clients at various stages of active federal, state, and agency-level litigation, including before the Supreme Court.
- Provides advice to clients on a range of issues, including public-private partnerships involving religious and anti-discrimination concerns, antitrust matters, trade secret enforcement, and managing cross-border investigations.
- Represents pharmaceutical companies in complex civil litigation related to antitrust concerns.
- Represents clients in investigations brought by the U.S. Department of Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission.
- Represents client in agency proceedings involving Medicare reimbursements.
- JD, High Honors, University of North Carolina School of Law, 2017; Order of the Coif, James E. & Carolyn B. Davis Society; Articles Editor, North Carolina Law Review
- MA (Teaching), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
- BA (Political Science), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007; North Carolina Teaching Fellow