Rachael Tucker currently serves as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Virginia.  She has worked at the Department of Justice since January 2017, where for two years she was a Counselor in the Office of the Attorney General. Her portfolio included all issues arising from the National Security Division, the Civil Division, and the Civil Rights Division. Prior to joining the Department, she served as Deputy General Counsel to Senator Rob Portman on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, where her work focused on combating online sex trafficking and labor trafficking, as well as pursuing regulatory reform. From 2012 to 2015, she served as Deputy Chief Counsel to former Senator Jeff Sessions on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where she handled internet and data security, national security, religious liberty, and Second Amendment issues. Ms. Tucker graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law and received her undergraduate degree from Auburn University.