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 focuses her practice on white-collar criminal defense and internal investigations for individuals and corporations. Ms. Peck specifically advises clients regarding Department of Justice (DOJ) criminal investigations, including matters related to public corruption, bid-rigging, and price-fixing.  She has also managed large-scale corporate investigations.  Ms. Peck represents clients in the defense of multidistrict, class action, civil damage claims in cartel actions, and in other kinds of complex litigation and arbitrations.  She has extensive experience with international clients, particularly in Asia and the Caribbean, and across various sectors, including manufacturing, financial services, auto parts, and electronic components.

Before 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 multinational cartel
  • Defense of individuals in various DOJ investigations of international cartels, including certain electronics and certain auto parts
  • Internal investigation for company relating to accounting fraud issues
  • 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 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