Rachel L.Elwood


Columbus + 1.614.281.3932

Rachel Elwood focuses her practice on complex commercial matters and class actions, including actions involving antitrust and the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). She brings a wide range of experience in civil matters arising under federal law at the trial level to her practice.

Rachel also maintains an active pro bono practice. She was a member of two trial teams that secured grants of asylum under U.S. immigration law for a woman and her eight-year old son fleeing political persecution in their home country and for four family members fleeing persecution in their home country on the basis of their membership in a family-based social group. She is currently a member of two trial teams seeking grants of asylum for individuals in the United States and a trial team challenging a denial of Medicaid benefits for two developmentally disabled young adults.

Rachel is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association. Before pursuing a career in law, she worked in marketing and community outreach for an insurance brokerage firm that handles strategic planning and corporate retirement and health benefits.


  • Marathon secures Daubert and summary judgment wins dismissing Kentucky AG's antitrust claimsJones Day secured dismissals on behalf of Marathon Petroleum Corporation ("Marathon Corp."), Marathon Petroleum Company, LP ("MPC LP"), and Speedway LLC ("Speedway," and collectively, "Marathon") in an antitrust suit brought by the Commonwealth of Kentucky seeking more than $173.6 million in damages related to the sale of reformulated gasoline ("RFG") in Louisville and Northern Kentucky (collectively, "NKY").
  • Venezuelan mother and son obtain asylum under new MPPOn November 13, a trial team led by Irvine Partner Roman Darmer and New York Partner Jenn Del Medico, and with support from Micah Telegen and Rachel Elwood, successfully persuaded an Immigration Judge to grant asylum for Laredo Project client C and her 8-year old son based on past persecution of Ms. C for her political opinion by the Venezuelan government.
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