Rachel K. Paulose concentrates her practice on government investigations; commercial, healthcare and securities litigation; and compliance issues that concern multinationals.
Rachel was the first Indian American woman to be nominated by the President and unanimously confirmed by the Senate to serve in any federal appointment. She was the youngest person, the first Asian American and the first woman to lead the District of Minnesota as United States Attorney.
During her tenure as US Attorney, Rachel oversaw landmark prosecutions of white collar crime (including securities, health care and public corruption cases), narcotics and firearms trafficking cartels, and civil commitment of sexual predators. As the chief federal law enforcement officer for the District of Minnesota, Rachel tripled child pornography prosecutions, doubled gun prosecutions and initiated the first ever prosecutions of human trafficking and aggravated identity theft. Under her leadership, the office recorded the highest number of prosecutions in the District's history, reflecting the collaborative hard work of law enforcement partners, attorneys, staff and civic leaders.
Rachel began her extensive public service career as a law clerk to Judge James B. Loken of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She litigated cases protecting minority voting rights as an Attorney General's Honors Program Trial Attorney in the Voting Section, Civil Rights Division, of the United States Department of Justice. As the youngest Assistant US Attorney in the history of the US Attorney's Office in Minnesota, Rachel prosecuted and defended on appeal cases charging white collar offenses, violent crime, narcotics and firearms trafficking, and health care fraud in both criminal and civil matters. Rachel managed nationwide initiatives involving health care fraud and national security while serving as Special Assistant to the Attorney General of the United States, Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, and Special Counsel for Health Care Fraud. Among other policy recognitions, she won a National Intelligence Certificate of Distinction for pioneering biometrics work.
Rachel also litigated and investigated cases for the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, where she served as Senior Trial Counsel and Senior Counsel. She conducted large-scale, multi-year investigations and litigation involving Fortune 500 corporations, governmental entities and corporate executives. Among the cases for which she won a Director's Award for Enforcement, Rachel led the precedent setting investigation into the City of Miami's allegedly fraudulent bond offerings which resulted in the Commission's first-ever lawsuit against a municipality for violating a cease and desist order.
Rachel also worked as an associate at a nationally preeminent law firm, where she litigated white collar and business cases in high profile litigation.
Rachel has extensive litigation, appellate and investigatory experience. She has first chaired jury and bench trials in federal court, briefed and argued cases before the federal appellate courts, and investigated multinational companies in parallel criminal and civil international proceedings. Rachel has led cases involving internal corporate (including Board and Audit Committee) investigations; the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act; insider trading; public corruption; accounting, tax and tender offer fraud; market manipulation; municipal bond offering fraud; registration violations by publicly traded companies and registered representatives; Ponzi schemes; regulatory compliance; and the False Claims Act.
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402
International & National Security Law
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Is it possible to obstruct an IRS investigation with no knowledge that the investigation is...
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Is the SEC limited to five years if it wants to make a criminal defendant...
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Partner at DLA Piper LLP and Former U.S. Attorney Rachel Paulose discusses the appeal of Governor...
SCOTUScast 3-11-15 featuring Rachel Paulose
On February 25, 2015, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Equal Employment Opportunity Commission v. Abercrombie...
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Former US Attorney for Minnesota, Rachel Paulose, explains the issues in dispute before the Supreme...