Rachel Beth Evans joined Accenture in 2003 and is currently the Director of Legal Services, IT Offerings. In her role she works closely with senior leadership to advise on regulatory and other legal and business risks with respect to Accenture's IT offerings, including Infrastructure and Application Outsourcing. Her areas of focus include Complex IT Transactions, IP Licensing, Cloud Computing, Open Source Software, and Software as a Service.
Prior to her current role at Accenture, Rachel was Alliances Legal Counsel, and before that was Ethics & Compliance Program Counsel and Financial Services Industry Counsel.
Rachel has been an in-house technology lawyer for 20 years. Prior to joining Accenture, Rachel worked at IBM, and then with Siebel Systems, negotiating complex IT transactions.
Rachel grew up in the Chicago area, received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1990, and graduated cum laude from Indiana University School of Law in 1994, where she was an editor of the Indiana Law Journal. She is admitted to practice law in California and New York.
Rachel has been a speaker at several PLI conferences over the past 4 years. She is a Black Duck Certified Open Source Software Legal Specialist. She's been a Judge for the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl since 2010 and was a Moot Court Judge for the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy in 2010. She was also a presenter at the Association for Practical and Professional Ethics in March 2012.
Rachel lives in San Jose, California. When she’s not working at Accenture, she enjoys volunteering at the Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA where she adopted her dog Lucky and cat Sophie.