Workers’ rights are personal to Rachel Morowitz. As an attorney in Keller Rohrback’s Complex Litigation Group, Rachel’s work is focused on employee retirement and benefits, allowing her to ensure that employers are using best practices in providing retirement and healthcare benefits to their employees.
Though Rachel’s family fortunately didn’t have to worry about access to quality health care, her family members’ significant health issues during her childhood taught her the importance of health care; her brother was diagnosed with brain cancer when Rachel was six years old, and her father was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) when she was ten years old. These experiences made her more aware of the struggles many families face because of health care (or lack thereof), galvanizing her to spend her career fighting on their behalf. Knowing that benefits issues have a large impact in people’s lives, Rachel builds strong relationships with her clients, which in turn helps her provide suitable solutions to create a lasting difference in their lives.
During law school, Rachel interned at the Supreme Court of the United States, preparing decisions to be published in the United States Reports. She also sought many opportunities that would make her a better advocate for workers and retirees; she interned with the Department of Labor, Plan Benefits Security Division, and also held a fellowship with the AARP in which she worked on employee benefits amicus briefs submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit and Ninth Circuit. Prior to joining Keller Rohrback, Rachel also worked for two years at the telecommunications union Communications Workers of America, where she focused on traditional labor law and labor-management relations.
Rachel works every day to further Keller Rohrback’s commitment to fighting for justice. Drawing from her own experiences as a first-generation Fijian American, Rachel is dedicated to advancing diversity in the legal field and fostering a sense of community within the firm. Not only does she help lead the firm’s LGBTQ affinity group, but she also co-led the firm’s winning efforts for the Legal Foundation of Washington’s First Annual Associates Campaign for Equal Justice, which funds legal aid for Washingtonians who need it.
In addition to work, Rachel enjoys travel, organizing social events (especially those involving pho), and spending time with her family, friends, and cat, Loloma Meowitz.
Bar and Court Admissions
2016, District of Columbia
University of California, Davis – B.A., 2013, International Relations
The George Washington University Law School – J.D., 2016
Professional & Civic Involvement
Asian Bar Association of Washington, Member (2016)
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Member (2016)
Federal Circuit Bar Journal, Senior Staff Member (2014-2016)
Labor and Employment Law Society, Member (2015-2016)
Honors & Awards
ABA-Bloomberg BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law
Dean’s List, University of California, Davis
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society
Davis Honors Challenge Program
Articles & Presentations
Note, Overcoming Barriers Created by the Patent System to Develop an Effective and Timely Response to Public Health Emergencies, 25 FED. CIR. B.J. 621 (2016).