About Rachel J. Schaub

Rachel Schaub is a litigator with a flexible practice focused on intellectual property, privacy and data security matters. In her time at Katten, she has represented clients in federal cases and supported clients in conducting corporate transactions.

Wide-ranging experience to meet client needs

Rachel focuses her practice on intellectual property, privacy and data security diligence reviews for strategic activities (such as mergers and acquisitions); identifying and drafting potential issues in copyright, trademark and false advertising; and drafting reports related to corporate intellectual property transactions. Rachel is familiar the Lanham Act, the Copyright Act and data privacy laws, such as, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).

Prior to joining Katten, Rachel broadened her legal research skills as executive technical editor of Harvard Journal of Law & Gender and senior article editor of Harvard Law & Policy Review. Rachel honed her written and oral advocacy skills in Harvard Law's Ames Moot Court competition, in which her competition team advanced to quarterfinal oral arguments. During law school, she conducted research and interviews with Professor Susan Cole and other student advocates, focusing on foster care issues in Massachusetts. This work shaped Rachel's focus on innovative legal solutions for clients and attention to detail.

Rachel focused her coursework on litigation and public interest matters, serving as a clinical extern to both EdLaw Project, a legal nonprofit providing representation to Massachusetts schoolchildren in special education and school discipline matters, and the Federal Public Defender's capital habeas unit in Kansas City, Missouri, gaining federal appellate experience while representing clients sentenced to the death penalty. Her student practice group work provided advocacy experience, particularly her experience representing individuals incarcerated in Massachusetts in parole hearings. She also interned at Greater Chicago Legal Clinic, where she focused on representation in family law and criminal records matters. This dedication to public service was honored by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court in 2021 when Rachel was named to the Pro Bono Honor Roll.

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