Rachel stated practicing law in 2006. Early in her career Rachel was an attorney who specializes in representing survivors of sexual abuse. Notably, as an associate at the law firm of Ross & Rubino, LLP. Rachel was involved in litigating more than 100 cases in coordinated proceedings against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and Diocese of San Diego. A graduate of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (Yeshiva University) in New York City, Rachel acted as chief research assistant to noted First Amendment scholar Professor Marci A. Hamilton, with whom she co-authored The Religious Origins of Disestablishment Principles, 81 N.D. L. Rev. 1755 (2006).
After the law firm closed down, Rachel took a position at an assistant district attorney in Philadelphia.