Rachel Rodman focuses her practice on government investigations and complex civil litigation in the trial and appellate courts, with an emphasis on representing banks, specialty finance companies, Fintech companies, and other providers of consumer financial products and services.

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 advised agency leadership, including the Director and General Counsel, on emerging issues under Title X of the Dodd-Frank Act and represented the agency in federal district and appellate courts. 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, including the agency’s first action bringing claims under its new mortgage servicing rules (Regulation X).

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.

Representative Experience

  • Defended nonbank mortgage servicer in investigation by CFPB concerning compliance with Regulation X
  • Led enterprise risk assessment for Fortune 50 company on compliance with federal consumer financial law*
  • Represented company concerning issue of first impression under Section 16(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 in Southern District of New York and Second Circuit
  • Represented medical device manufacturer at trial in patent litigation in Northern District of California

*Matters handled prior to joining Williams & Connolly LLP

Education

Admissions

Government Service

Senior Counsel, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 2011-2013

Enforcement Attorney, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, 2013-2016

Law Clerk, United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, 2002

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