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Rachel E. King

Associate

Philadelphia, PA
 
 
 

How Rachel Helps Clients

Rachel King focuses her practice in labor and employment law. Rachel represents employers in labor and employment issues including hiring, termination, employee discipline, interest and grievance arbitrations, and employment-related litigation. Rachel represents employers through all stages of litigation, including proceedings before agencies such as the EEOC and PHRC, arbitration and mediation, litigation in the trial court, and appeals. 

In addition to litigation, Rachel counsels employers to ensure their compliance with federal, state, and local laws, and provides training to clients and their employees on topics such as discrimination and harassment prevention. 

Prior to joining private practice, Rachel served as a law clerk for the Honorable P. Kevin Brobson in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. She also served as a judicial fellow for the Honorable Anne E. Lazarus in the Superior Court of Pennsylvania and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Dolores K. Sloviter in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit.

Rachel was recognized by Best Lawyers in America© Ones to Watch in 2022 in the area of Labor and Employment Law – Management; Litigation - Labor and Employment.

What Clients Can Expect

Rachel is a diligent, detail-oriented litigator who strives to offer her clients the best legal representation available through zealous advocacy, careful attention to detail and hard work. She prides herself on providing a thoughtful, responsive, and strategic approach to litigation that achieves favorable results for clients.

Outside the Office

Rachel is an avid reader and enjoys traveling, the theater and spending time with family and friends. 

Proof Points

  • Won Third Circuit Appeal reversing the decision of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, in which the court of appeals held that statutory discrimination and retaliation claims of former union employees brought against the client, a non-profit educational institution, must be arbitrated.    
  • Prevailed on a motion to dismiss for a municipal client where a former employee asserted claims of due process violation, retaliation, defamation and false light invasion of privacy. Dismissal of the entire case was affirmed by the Third Circuit.
  • Secured dismissal for a self-directed home care company from a joint employer wage and hour claim.