My goal is to aggressively defend my clients and offer practical solutions to complex problems.
When Rachael’s clients are faced with a litigation or pre-litigation event, she proactively identifies risk points, delivers excellent advice on multifaceted problems, and mounts an aggressive legal case to enforce her clients’ rights.
Rachael regularly represents securities broker-dealers in Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrations and mediations as well as in federal and state courts in matters involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants, promissory note disputes, discrimination, wrongful termination, and the protection of trade secrets and commercially sensitive business information. She also recognizes that an important part of zealously representing her clients includes counseling them how to avoid litigation. In that regard, she regularly advises clients on pre-litigation events and day-to-day employment matters.
Before joining Rubin Fortunato, Rachael represented securities broker-dealers and registered representatives in customer disputes and regulatory investigations before the NASD (now FINRA) and state securities commissions.
Rachael is also a FINRA-approved non-public arbitrator.
Merrill Lynch v. Guinn, No. 28431, Washington County Cir. Ct., TN (2010)
Merrill Lynch v. Kurgis, No. 2:08-cv-777-FTM-29DNF, M.D.Fla. (2008)
Merrill Lynch v. Kingzett, No. 08-093236-CZ, Oakland County Cir. Ct., MI (2008)