Areas of Practice
Education
  • The George Washington University School of Law, J.D., with high honors, 2009, Order of the Coif, Member, The Public Contracts Law Journal
  • Tufts University, B.A., History, magna cum laude, 2001, Dean's List, Golden Key National Honor Society
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Rachel B. Peck

Associate
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 6272
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Rachel B. Peck is an associate in Steptoe's Washington office, where she has advised individuals and corporations regarding Department of Justice criminal investigations, including criminal cartel investigations.  She has also managed large-scale corporate investigations.  Ms. Peck regularly represents clients in the defense of multi-district, class-action, civil damage claims in cartel actions, and in other kinds of complex litigation and arbitrations.  She has extensive experience with international clients in various sectors, including manufacturing, financial services, auto parts, and electronic components.

Prior to joining Steptoe, Ms. Peck served as a Law Fellow at the National Women's Law Center focusing on unemployment insurance and public benefit programs.  During law school, she was a law clerk for the Senate Judiciary Committee and was a student-attorney at The George Washington University Law School's Public Justice Advocacy Clinic.

Representative Matters

  • Defense of Japanese auto parts maker in ongoing DOJ investigation of multi-national cartel
  • Defense of individuals in various DOJ investigations of international cartels, including certain electronics and certain auto parts
  • Defense of civil damages claims in class action litigation following criminal cartel violations, In re Lithium Ion Batteries Antitrust Litigation, 4:13-md-02420-YGR (N.D. Cal.): Counsel for LG Chem, Ltd.
  • Counsel for Amadeus in antitrust class action involving global distribution systems for airline tickets, Gordon et al. v. Amadeus IT Group, S.A., et al., 1:15-cv-05457 (S.D.N.Y).
  • Counsel for heavy manufacturer in commercial arbitration involving claims in excess of $50 million dollars
  • Counsel to three interdealer brokers in employment dispute before FINRA arbitration panel arising from 90-broker raid of an interdealer brokerage by competitor  

Noteworthy

  • Judicial Intern, Hon. Rosemary Collyer, US District Court of the District of Columbia, May-August 2007

Selected Publications