Ms. Mechanic is a White Collar Investigations and Securities Litigation group at Perkins Coie LLP. She maintains a broad litigation practice representing and advising corporate clients, board committees, senior executives, and other individuals in securities enforcement proceedings, complex commercial litigations, and white-collar criminal matters. Ms. Mechanic also represents law firms in professional liability disputes.
Ms. Mechanic often represents clients in matters that proceed simultaneously in regulatory, white-collar defense, and civil litigation forums, including courts at the federal and state levels, arbitrations, and mediations. She also has extensive experience defending clients in investigations and enforcement actions conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and state attorneys general offices, among numerous other governmental and regulatory bodies. These include matters relating to alleged accounting fraud, securities fraud, sexual harassment and retaliation and economic sanctions. In addition, Rachel regularly advises and represents traders and financial advisors in connection with investigations and inquiries by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) relating to allegations of spoofing, violations of the best execution requirement, suitability and matters relating to Form U4 disclosures. Rachel has also successfully represented financial advisors in connection with Form U4 expungement actions.
Ms. Mechanic earned a J.D. cum laude from Cornell Law School, where she served as the Senior Notes Editor of the Cornell Law Review. She earned a B.A. magna cum laude from The George Washington University.