AREA OF PRACTICE
White Collar Defense & Government Investigations
Rachel Wolkinson is a partner in the White Collar Defense and Government Investigations group. She focuses on sensitive and complex litigation matters, including securities litigation and investigations, shareholder class actions and derivative litigation, SEC enforcement proceedings, government investigations and audit committee reviews.
Rachel represents individuals and companies in many different industries, including financial institutions, health care, energy and technology companies. In addition, Rachel has represented many clients pro bono in the areas of Social Security disability benefits, asylum and family custody disputes. While at law school, Rachel was a summer intern for the late Judge David G. Trager of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
Representing a special committee of the audit committee of an online payroll and human resource technology provider in a review of whistleblower allegations and SEC disclosure issues.
Representing the audit committee of a public oil field service company in a review of disclosure concerns, other complex accounting issues and several whistleblower allegations.
Represented a company under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) for fraud in connection with the resolution of several defaulting mortgages.
Represented a leading foreign meat processor in a class action lawsuit stemming from allegations of securities fraud.
Represented a worldwide distributor of medical supplies in a class action and Section 220 demand request stemming from securities fraud allegations.
Represented an investment adviser and several individuals under multi-year investigation by the SEC for producing misleading valuations of its business development company’s investments and shifting its own expenses onto its investors. Administrative Order made no scienter-based fraud charges and charged no individuals.
Represented an organization alleged to have aided and abetted war crimes and genocide.
Represented a defense contractor under investigation by the SEC for violating the whistleblower provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
Represented an information technology company and reporting solely to its committee of independent directors formed to consider allegations made in shareholder derivative actions and shareholder demands regarding the company’s purchase of a UK company and subsequent multibillion-dollar write-down.
Represented a debt-buying company accused of fraudulently obtaining default judgments against consumers in violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act and New York General Business Law.
Represented a specialty finance company in defense of multiple class and derivative actions stemming from allegations of securities fraud.
Represented banks in their review of residential foreclosure actions regarding the banks’ mortgage servicing portfolios for loans.
Represented a business processing outsourcing company in an SEC investigation and class action defense of accounting and disclosure issues surrounding stock option grants and expensing. Matter resulted in cessation of SEC probe with no regulatory action and a settlement with the class plaintiffs.
Represented a senior executive of a Japanese airline in a DOJ-criminal antitrust investigation relating to allegations of price-fixing. Client was never charged by the DOJ.
University of Pennsylvania Law School – J.D., 2006
Brandeis University – B.A., 2002, magna cum laude
US District Court, District of Columbia
US Bankruptcy Court, District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
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