Rachel Jennings Associate

Rachel Jennings joined Gilbert in 2020. She represents individuals and organizations in complex civil litigation and bankruptcy proceedings. She also maintains an active pro bono practice. Prior to joining Gilbert LLP, Rachel worked as a litigation associate in the Washington DC office of a prominent international law firm, representing clients at every stage of litigation in agency, state court, and federal court proceedings, including at every level of the federal judiciary. She clerked for the Honorable Henry F. Floyd of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Rachel received her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law. Prior to attending law school, Rachel taught middle, secondary, and adult education in Japan, Germany, and North Carolina, and has worked extensively serving military communities.

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Securing insurance coverage for personal injury claimants following bankruptcies and other restructurings.
  • Negotiating settlement with global corporation to recover funds under insurance policy for personal injury/wrongful death claimant.
  • Forming coalitions to pursue enactment of laws that will protect heirs property owners.

EDUCATION

  • J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 2017
    • High honors
    • Order of the Coif
    • North Carolina Law Review
  • M.A., Teaching, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2008
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2007
    • North Carolina Teaching Fellows Scholarship Program

BAR MEMBERSHIPS

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

AFFILIATIONS AND HONORS

  • Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll, High Honors, 2020