Rachel M. McKenzie

Senior Associate
Supreme Court and Appellate

Rachel McKenzie, a senior associate in the Washington, D.C., office, is a member of the Litigation Group focusing on Supreme Court and Appellate matters. 

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. McKenzie worked as an associate at Baker Botts L.L.P. in Washington, D.C., where her practice focused on appellate litigation, white collar criminal litigation and general civil litigation.  She has represented individuals and corporations in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels and has worked on cases involving a variety of substantive areas of law, including constitutional law, products liability, and civil and criminal fraud.

Ms. McKenzie has co-authored briefs to the United States Supreme Court and numerous federal and state appellate courts.  Her recent matters include arguing before the Nevada Supreme Court that the censure of a local government official for voting on a measure advanced by his campaign manager violates First Amendment rights of association.

Rachel McKenzie
Admitted In
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
Court Admissions
Supreme Court of the United States
    United States Courts of Appeals
    • Fifth Circuit
    • Federal Circuit

    Education
    • J.D., Order of the Coif, University of Virginia School of Law, 2005
    • B.A., with Highest Distinction, History, University of Virginia, 2000
    Honors
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Essays Editor, Virginia Law Review
    Clerkships
    • Hon. Jerry E. Smith, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
    Memberships
    • Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court

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