Rachel Copenhaver is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Litigation group. Ms. Copenhaver has significant experience representing clients in regulatory investigations and proceedings brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), U.S. Attorney’s office, and other federal and state agencies.
Her practice includes representing companies and individuals in government investigations, conducting internal investigations, counseling clients during regulatory examinations, and defending suits alleging directors and officers liability.
Ms. Copenhaver has successfully represented public companies, investment advisers, broker-dealers, boards of directors, accounting firms, officers, directors, and individuals in matters involving alleged financial fraud, insider trading, board governance and oversight, whistleblower allegations, financial statement restatements, and internal controls violations.
In addition, Ms. Copenhaver has well-rounded litigation experience on a wide variety of business disputes involving financial institutions, failed banks, breach of fiduciary duty, misappropriation of trade secrets, restrictive covenants, business torts, and other commercial matters.
Prior to joining Vedder Price, Ms. Copenhaver was a Law Clerk with the Illinois Circuit Court of Cook County for the Chambers of the Honorable Rita M. Novak.
Ms. Copenhaver has been selected for inclusion as an Illinois Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine from 2014 to 2020. She has also been selected as an Emerging Lawyer, an affiliate of Leading Lawyers, from 2014 to 2020.