Rachel McKenzie is a Senior Counsel in the Office of the General Counsel at the Securities and Exchange Commission. Rachel has served as a member of the Office’s Appellate Group since December 2016. Prior to joining the Commission, she was an Assistant General Counsel at Verizon Communications Inc., where she focused on regulatory affairs.

Rachel graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law (2005), where she was Order of the Coif and a member of the Virginia Law Review. She has practiced in the appellate litigation groups at Baker Botts LLP and Orrick, Herrington, and Sutcliffe LLP, and clerked for Judge Jerry E. Smith of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.