Rachel Haney defends companies in privacy and security litigation on a range of matters, including government investigations and data breach reporting. Her practice includes counseling companies on compliance with the Electronic Communications Privacy Act and the CyberTipline Modernization Act as well as government process. Rachel also represents clients in enforcement actions to combat platform abuse, including illegal spamming, harassment and trademark violations.
Rachel worked as a summer law clerk at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Washington, where she drafted motions, trial briefs and memoranda for a wide range of criminal cases. She also externed at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office in the Special Assault Unit. Prior to attending Stanford Law School, Rachel was a Fulbright U.S. Student Grantee.
In her active pro bono practice, Rachel advocates for survivors of gender-based violence and human trafficking. She has drafted and argued motions for domestic violence protection orders and a motion to quash disclosure of a rape victim’s mental health records, securing her clients relief from their abusers. Rachel is also active in the firm’s Post-Conviction Advocacy for Survivors of Human Trafficking program, assisting survivors obtain vacatur of trafficking-related convictions. In addition, Rachel has conducted research and provided information on applicable state law for the nonprofit group Without My Consent, which aims to supply the public with tools to fight online harassment and privacy violations.
- King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office, Extern, 2016
- Perkins Coie, Seattle, WA, Summer Associate, 2016
- U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Washington, Law Clerk, 2015