Rachel’s practice focuses on the defense of complex product liability cases as part of Shook's team working on Engle-Progeny litigation. Before joining Shook, Rachel assisted on numerous civil and criminal appeals as a law clerk to the Hon. Melanie May of Florida's Fourth District Court of Appeal. Rachel also worked at a large Florida firm as a litigation and appellate associate with a focus on professional malpractice, government liability and complex commercial disputes in state and federal court. Her clients spanned a broad range of industries and included law firms, local governments and a big-box retailer.


Frank Cruz-Alvarez & Rachel Forman, Food-Labeling Suit's Successful Class Certification is a Cause for Concern in California, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), January 23, 2019.

Frank Cruz-Alvarez & Rachel Forman, Eighth Circuit Finds Standing, but Ultimately Rejects Claims, in Data-Breach Suit, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation) October 24, 2017. 

Frank Cruz-Alvarez & Rachel Forman, Fourth Circuit: Unsubstantiated Risks Related to Data Breach Insufficient for Article III Standing, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation) March 24, 2017.

Frank Cruz-Alvarez & Rachel Forman, Second Circuit Upholds Decertification of Class Action After Jury Award, The Legal Pulse (Washington Legal Foundation), August 9, 2016.

Florida’s Disregard of Due Process Rights for Nearly a Decade: Treating Drug Possession as a Strict Liability Crime, 24 ST. THOMAS L. REV. 350 (2012).