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Rachel Beck is an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. She represents clients from a variety of industries in complex commercial litigation stemming from business transactions, contract disputes, fraud and negligence actions, alter ego claims, fiduciary duties, unfair competition matters, and other general business disputes.  Rachel is experienced with all stages of dispute resolution, including written discovery, depositions, motion practice, mediation, and trial preparation. Her practice frequently involves coordinating related cases pending simultaneously in multiple forums, both state and federal. 

In addition to her commercial litigation practice, Rachel defends brokerage firms in FINRA arbitration proceedings and represents individuals responding to government investigations initiated by agencies such as the SEC, the DOJ, the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.

During law school, Rachel interned with the federal and state public defender offices in Kansas City, Missouri. She also mediated several civil cases pro bono as a certified mediator with the Nashville Conflict Resolution Center and represented victims of domestic violence in two bench trials through Vanderbilt’s legal clinic.

Practices

Civic Involvement & Honors

    • Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers 2019, "Rising Star"
    • Legal Advisory Committee, CAIR Coalition
    • Vanderbilt Board of Advisors, 2012-2013
    • Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, 2011-2012
    • President, Vanderbilt Bar Association, 2011-2012
    • Jordan A. Quick Memorial Award, Vanderbilt Law School
    • ALI-ABA Scholarship & Leadership Award
    • Volunteer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, 2011-2012
    • President, Vanderbilt Bar Association, 2011-2012
    • Jordan A. Quick Memorial Award, Vanderbilt Law School
    • ALI-ABA Scholarship & Leadership Award
    • Jordan A. Quick Memorial Award, Vanderbilt Law School
    • ALI-ABA Scholarship & Leadership Award
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Professional Affiliations

    • The Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Young Lawyers Section, Board of Directors, 2017
    • California State Bar Association
    • California State Bar Association
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