Rachel Rodman is an experienced litigator who focuses her practice on representing banks, specialty finance companies, and other financial services institutions in government investigations and litigation in trial and appellate courts. Rachel originally joined the firm in 2004 and then rejoined in 2016 after serving four years at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). From 2011-2013, Rachel served as Senior Counsel in the Legal Division. In this capacity, she represented the agency in trial and appellate courts and advised agency leadership, including the Director and General Counsel, on emerging issues under Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act. From 2013 through 2016, Rachel was an Enforcement Attorney in the Division of Supervision, Fair Lending and Enforcement, where she led investigations of banks and nonbanks involving overdraft practices, debt collection, mortgage servicing, and consumer reporting. Rachel was lead counsel in several of the CFPB’s major settlements with banks and mortgage companies.
Rachel is a native of northern Virginia. She received a B.A. in International Relations from Colgate University, where she graduated summa cum laude and was awarded the Harvey Picker Award recognizing the outstanding graduate in International Relations. Rachel spent one year working for Amnesty International USA before attending law school at the University of Virginia. She graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2004, where she was a member of the Virginia Law Review. Rachel lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband and two sons.
Though all cases vary and none is predictive, Rachel’s experience includes
- Defended nonbank mortgage servicer in response to threatened enforcement action by the CFPB
- Represented banking trade associations in litigation defending banks’ federal statutory right to freely extend credit and sell loans on a nationwide basis
- Represented large bank in investigation and supervisory examinations by the CFPB and OCC
- Defended private equity fund in Southern District of New York and Second Circuit in derivative action claiming violation of Section 16(b) of the 1934 Act for short swing profits
- Represented medical device manufacturer at trial in patent litigation in Northern District of California