Previous to working at Shook, she analyzed statutes and case law to draft memorandums regarding legal issues, including removal and federal diversity jurisdiction, Iowa state wage and hour law and Iowa preliminary injunction law. As an intern for John Deere, she researched and prepared four state surveys on farm mediation statutes, case law and administrative codes relating to areas of the law that impact secured transactions and foreclosure. She also analyzed and compared provisions of federal banking statutes and read and summarized federal and California consumer privacy laws to compare for various company meetings.
Rachel’s educational background is in agribusiness and agriculture economics. She grew up on a beef cattle ranch in mid-Missouri, which resulted in an interest and experience in the agricultural field. Related to her business litigation practice group, she has taken classes in law school on debt transactions, business associations and basic federal income taxation. She also took an applied evidence class, drafting two motions in limine, and argued a motion in limine to a federal judge. Additionally, her experience on the editorial board of the Journal of Corporation Law helped her become more detailed-oriented and well-versed in cutting edge issues in corporate law.