Biography

Rachel Bloomekatz is a principal at Gupta Wessler PLLC, where she focuses on Supreme Court, appellate, and complex litigation.

Rachel’s practice draws on her extensive appellate experience in both the public and private sectors, as well as insights gained from her clerkships with Justice Stephen Breyer on the U.S. Supreme Court, Chief Justice Margaret Marshall on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and Judge Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Rachel has argued constitutional issues and complex appeals in state and federal appellate courts nationwide and regularly practices before the U.S. Supreme Court. She has handled cases on a wide range of issues, including class actions, workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, juvenile justice, public health, and voter protection. Most recently, Rachel successfully challenged the 112-year sentence of a juvenile defendant on Eighth Amendment grounds, in an oral argument that a former judge and Ohio Supreme Court expert praised as “clear, articulate, focused, and totally non-defensive, even in the light of some very tough questioning.” Rachel has also filed amicus briefs on behalf of numerous public health organizations in cases concerning tobacco, soda taxes, and other public health issues, and served as counsel to dozens of detained mothers and children in immigration detention in Artesia, New Mexico.

Rachel joined Gupta Wessler in 2016 from Jones Day, where she was a member of the renowned Issues and Appeals practice group. Previously, as an Assistant Attorney General in Massachusetts, she defended the Commonwealth’s gun laws, child protection statutes, and other state laws and regulations in appellate courts. 

Rachel divides her time between Washington, DC and Columbus, Ohio.

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