|Rachel Tausend focuses her practice on securities enforcement, and securities and business litigation, with an emphasis on e-discovery issues. She is co-chair of the firm’s E-Discovery Task Force.
Ms. Tausend counsels investment companies, investment advisers, broker dealers and individuals in connection with inquiries, investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, state regulators and industry self-regulatory organizations. She conducts internal investigations designed to assist clients in preventing and addressing agency actions.
Ms. Tausend also represents clients, in a variety of industries, in private securities litigation and other legal disputes. This includes counseling financial institutions in connection with mortgage origination and servicing litigation and credit reporting and collection practices.
As part of her practice, Ms. Tausend regularly manages e-discovery projects of varying sizes and complexity in regulatory matters, internal investigations and commercial litigation. She frequently advises clients on e-discovery issues, including the development of defensible, cost-effective strategies for the preservation, collection, analysis and production of electronically-stored information.
Prior to joining Stradley Ronon, Ms. Tausend was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of an international law firm, where she concentrated her practice on internal investigations, securities enforcement, and securities and business litigation. While there, Ms. Tausend received a firm-wide pro bono award for her work as co-leader of a project assisting an international health financing partnership in its efforts to prevent, detect and address fraud and corruption.
Ms. Tausend is an active participant in the community. Her current activities include serving as a Guardian Ad Litem in child custody cases through the Children’s Law Center. She has also done pro bono work on behalf of Appleseed, a nonprofit network of public interest justice centers, and through the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program. In addition, Ms. Tausend supports community development projects in the Solomon Islands, where she served as a Peace Corps volunteer prior to attending law and business school.