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.
- The Ohio State University (J.D. summa cum laude 2018; Order of the Coif; Executive Editor, Ohio State Law Journal); Northwestern University (B.A. in English Literature 2012)
- Ohio and U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
- Judicial Extern to Judge Michael H. Watson, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio (Fall 2017)