Rachel Ward advises clients in complex commercial disputes, government investigations, and white collar litigation. Her pro bono clients include immigrants, veterans, and prisoners pursuing civil rights litigation. Rachel is also a board trustee to Cristo Rey High School, a private high school for gifted students from disadvantaged communities. Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Rachel was a first-chair trial lawyer at a global law firm and legislative aide to US Senator Michael F. Bennet of Colorado.
Vanderbilt University Law School, 2017, J.D.
American University, 2012, B.A., cum laude
US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania
US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
Clerkship to Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (2017)
Awards and Affiliations
Deputy President, Hispanic Bar Association – Region IV (2018-Present)
Board Member, Cristo Rey High School (2021-Present)
Truman National Security Project – Congressional Fellow (2014)
Woodrow Wilson Policy Center – Congressional Fellow (2013)