Rachel Dober’s practice focuses on complex regulatory and government affairs, including providing strategic counsel to clients facing high-stakes corporate crises. Ms. Dober has represented clients in connection with numerous investigations by Congress, the US Department of Education (DOE), the US Securities and Exchange Commission, and the New York State Attorney General. Her clients have included public companies, hedge funds, and corporations facing securities class action and contract litigation in federal and state court. Ms. Dober has represented individuals facing financial fraud and federal public corruption investigations. She also has advised clients navigating the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) process and counseled clients regarding information security issues at the federal and state levels. Her pro bono work includes representing veterans and successfully advocating for compensation under the Combat Related Special Compensation program.

Ms. Dober is an active member of the firm’s Coronavirus Task Force and contributor to the group’s Weekly Oversight and Enforcement Report. She also presented a client CLE program on CARES Act enforcement issues. 

Ms. Dober previously worked in the Solicitors Office of the US Department of Labor. Before earning her law degree, she joined the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Outstanding Scholar Program, where she worked in the Constitutional and Specialized Tort Litigation Section and received the Civil Division Special Commendation Award. Ms. Dober also served as an AmeriCorps volunteer, where she worked on service projects including fighting forest fires and restoring low-income apartments. 


  • Investigations

    • Representing a large government contractor responding to Federal Election Commission matters under review and a related congressional investigation.
    • Representing a major consumer products company responding to a congressional inquiry into environmental issues related to its business operations, including advertising and marketing practices.
    • Assisting a prominent university responding to a DOE inquiry into foreign gifts and compliance with Section 117 of the Higher Education Act.
    • Representing a global company facing a House Committee on Oversight and Reform investigation into efforts by the Trump Administration to transfer US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.
    • Representing a multinational corporation in connection with multiple Senate and House inquiries and a hearing related to the Trump Administration’s use of private detention facilities.
    • Preparing a Fortune 50 company representative to testify in parallel Senate and House Committee hearings related to a fatal accident.
    • Preparing the CEO of a major financial service company to testify in a hearing before the House Financial Services Committee.
    • Advising a Fortune 10 company about potential congressional investigations related to a healthcare business unit.
    • Representing a global financial institution in a DOJ, Internal Revenue Service and US Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (PSI) inquiry regarding offshore banking and possible tax avoidance by US taxpayers.
    • Counseling a global financial institution in connection with a high-profile anti–money laundering investigation by the PSI and other governmental entities.
    • Advising a senior foreign official in connection with US inquiries relating to the United Nations "Oil for Food" program.
    • Representing a nonprofit credit counseling entity in connection with a PSI investigation and hearing concerning tax status issues and alleged deceptive consumer practices.
  • Regulatory Affairs

    • Representing Lucent Technologies with respect to the CFIUS review of its merger with Alcatel.

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  • Education

    • JD, University of Virginia School of Law, 2001

      Editorial Board Member, Virginia Law Review, Dillard Fellow, Mentor, Virginia Law Women
    • BA, Psychology, College of William and Mary, 1994

      cum laude
  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia



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