Primary Areas of Practice: Complex IT Transactions, Cloud Computing, Open Source Software, SaaS
Law School: Indiana University – Bloomington
Accenture LLP (2003-present)
Siebel Systems (2000-2003)
Professional Memberships: ABA and ACC
Rachel joined Accenture in 2003 and is currently the Director of Legal Services, IT Offerings, as well as the Global Legal Lead for the Avanade, Microsoft and Oracle Alliances. In her roles, she works 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, and Accenture’s key alliance partners. Her areas of focus include Complex IT Transactions, Cloud Computing, Open Source Software, and Software as a Service.
Prior to her current roles at Accenture, was the Ethics & Compliance Program Counsel and prior to that was Financial Services Industry Counsel.
Rachel has been an in-house technology lawyer for 18 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 will be a speaker at the Practising Law Institute conference on Cloud Computing in New York and San Francisco in the spring of 2012. She was previously a speaker at the PLI Ethics & Compliance in San Francisco in December 2011 and at the PLI conference on Cloud Computing in San Francisco in June 2011. She is a Black Duck Certified Open Source Software Legal Specialist. She's been a Judge for the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in 2010, 2011, and 2012 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 received Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional accreditation in 2008 and was a member of the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics Advisory Editorial Committee as well as an SCCE speaker in March 2007 on Internal Investigations and the HP Investigation Scandal.
Rachel lives in Burlingame, 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.