Rachael Harris focuses her practice on litigation, with a particular focus on appellate litigation and intellectual property disputes. Rachael’s practice includes civil and appellate litigation before both federal and state courts, as well as representing clients in arbitration proceedings.

Rachael has experience representing and counseling clients in a wide range of matters including healthcare, administrative law, patent and intellectual property disputes. She has been named a Washington DC Super Lawyers – Rising Star, among the top up-and-coming lawyers, defined as 40 years of age and younger or in the practice of law for less than 10 years.

Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Rachael was a judicial intern for The Honorable Royce C. Lamberth of the United States District Court, District of Columbia.

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  • Representing a national industry organization in pursuing Lanham Act false advertising claims by drafting multiple motions and briefs involving disgorgement and lost profits analysis, and oppositions to defendant’s motions. 
  • Obtaining affirmance at the Federal Circuit of judgment in favor of client in a patent inventorship dispute.
  • Successfully prosecuting patent infringement claim and obtaining an award for attorneys’ fees on behalf of a leading commercial product manufacturer. 
  • Representing a major insurance provider regarding the applicability of various Medicare and Medicaid regulations. 
  • On behalf of an international law firm, successfully obtaining discharge of sanctions show cause order before the Ninth Circuit related to mandamus petition.
  • Advising in litigation involving the termination of providers and pharmacies from insurance networks. 
  • Representing a country in Latin America in the damages phase on an international arbitration under the ICSID Convention involving a claim brought under a bilateral investment treaty. 
  • Representing clients challenging the district court's interpretation of a final agency rule in the DC Circuit.


  • The George Washington University, J.D., notes editor, The George Washington International Law Review, 2007
  • The Johns Hopkins University, M.A., 2002
  • The Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 2000


  • District of Columbia, 2008
  • Maryland, 2007


  • U.S. Ct. of App., Ninth Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Federal Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Ct. of App., Sixth Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., Dist. of Columbia, 2010

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