Rachel E. Davey
Rachel is an Associate in the San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on defending employers in complex representative PAGA actions and wage and hour class actions. She also zealously advocates for clients facing allegations of individual harassment, discrimination, retaliation, failure to accommodate disabilities, and wrongful termination, among other claims. Rachel has represented clients in state and federal trial courts, the California Court of Appeal, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, arbitrations, mediations, and in state and federal agency proceedings. She also provides advice and counsel to clients, conducts internal audits and investigations, and drafts company policies to help her clients avoid litigation and comply with ever-changing employment statutes and regulations.
Rachel brings unique insight to every case because she started her career representing employees at a distinguished plaintiff-side firm in San Francisco. After several years, Rachel switched to employment defense, and practiced at a midsize, full-service firm for several years prior to joining GBG. Rachel is admitted to practice law before all state and federal courts in California.
- University of San Francisco School of Law, J.D., 2016
- The University of Texas at Austin, B.A. in Rhetoric & Writing, minor in Government, 2013, cum laude
Key Practice Experience
Obtained dismissal without leave to amend for client in FEHA action for failure to accommodate, disability discrimination and harassment, whistleblower retaliation, and wrongful termination in April 2023; motion for reconsideration denied May 2023.
From 2021-2023, obtained 4/4 workplace violence restraining orders for client employers against dangerous employees for maximum, 3-year terms.
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- San Francisco Bar Association Barristers’ Executive Committee Board Member: Employment Law Chapter, 2022-2023
- University of Texas at Austin Dean’s Honor List, 2013