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Rachel Hirsch

Litigation Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 14 years
    Maryland - MD 17 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2009
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2006
    Active No misconduct found

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About Rachel

Learn Rachel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Advertising
    I work with all advertising law, and specifically with affiliate marketers and internet advertisers and ecommerce companies.

    15 years

  2. Federal regulation

    17 years

  3. Gaming
    Online gaming is now legal and regulated in three New Jersey, Delaware and Nevada and is under consideration by the legislatures of eight other states. My firm and I help online gaming companies, operators, casinos and payment processors be compliant with federal and state regulators.

    15 years

  4. Litigation
    I am a Washington, D.C. based litigator defending affiliate and internet advertisers and online gaming companies in defense of government investigations (FTC, CFTC, DOJ, and other agencies). My firm and I help clients who are under investigation or indictment by federal agencies or States Attorney Generals

    17 years

  5. White collar crime

    17 years

In each client engagement she undertakes, Rachel strives to achieve the best results possible while managing costs along the way. But, equally as important to her clients, is the strong rapport that she develops with them. From their first interaction, Rachel takes the time to get to know her clients, making it clear that they are truly important to her. Part of this relationship building is evident in her dedication to responding quickly and efficiently to client inquiries, without ever sacrificing the quality or thoughtfulness of her response. It’s this reputation for service and skill that sets Rachel apart.

Rachel focuses her practice on complex business transactions and litigation.  Specifically, she approaches her work in the online advertising and iGaming spaces with an enthusiasm and drive that mirrors these rapidly evolving, cutting-edge industries. Rachel’s professional career has developed alongside these industries, so when clients call her about an issue, she understands their needs like few others. She speaks their language, deeply understands their businesses and has likely already worked with clients to resolve similar challenges. Navigating the complex regulatory and legal issues of affiliate advertisers and iGaming platforms is second nature to Rachel and she knows what it takes to resolve business interruptions and get her internet-based business clients back up and running.

Rachel’s experience focuses on all areas of Internet advertising and marketing; examples of her work include:

  • Advising e-commerce merchants on issues relating to structuring their business partnerships in ways that minimize liability while maximizing revenue through reviewing their terms, creating privacy policies and, dealing with privacy issues
  • Drafting network and affiliate agreements to ensure compliance with FTC Guidelines
  • Developing and negotiating contracts and handling contract disputes
  • Defending against class action lawsuits
  • Addressing issues relating to copyright, trademark, and trade dress infringement from both a defensive posture as well as from an enforcement perspective
  • Conducting compliance reviews of sales pages and advertising and promotional materials (including T.V. and radio spots) to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal rules, regulations, and guidelines
  • Responding to consumer complaints that are issued through state Attorney General’s offices

As the iGaming industry has entered the legal spotlight, Rachel has followed its developments closely, regularly publishing articles on the dynamic iGaming landscape in the U.S. She applies her knowledge of iGaming regulation to her clients’ litigation needs, having written winning motions related to antitrust and RICO issues, conducted discovery, and been involved in class actions brought by players. In the courtroom, clients can rely on Rachel to know the facts of a case in such detail that she can advance arguments quickly and think on her feet when responding to arguments presented by opposing counsel. By combining her solid understanding of the industry with her ability to overcome challenging legal issues in order to identify legal grounds that work in her clients’ favor, Rachel is able to meet her clients’ high-stakes needs.

Rachel is a member of the board of the Maryland Defense Counsel, where she currently serves as program co-chair and formerly held the positions of products liability chair and sponsorship co-chair. She began developing her trial skills in the product liability defense and general commercial litigation practice at Venable LLP. Rachel strengthened these skills at Meyers, Rodbell & Rosenbaum, P.A., where she represented insurance companies in lead paint litigation.

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Ifrah Law
1717 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W.
Suite 650
Washington, DC, 20006

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Posted by Robert Guice | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding experience
I had an issue involving an investment I made and needed a lawyer to help resolve it. The first attorney I hired took my money and did nothing in return for it. Rachel worked tirelessly to help and despite not coming on board for several months, she was able to provide an incredible amount of help. Rachel is genuinely concerned for her clients and while she will always listen, she is also willing to give you honest assessments and recommendations. Her exceptional commitment and dedication were instrumental in helping me get my issue resolved. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Take it from someone who has been there...when you need the best, she is it.
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Posted by Chris | May 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Does Exceptional Work
I must say, Rachel did a great job when I asked her to help me out with a few things. Not only does she always exceed expectations, but she does so in a very efficient and timely manner. She's dedicated, detail oriented, and overall a great person to work with. I can honestly say that I feel much better knowing she is in my corner helping me when I need it.
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Posted by Robert | May 3, 2017
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A breath of fresh (legal) air.
Rachel has been a friend for years but I haven't engaged her until recently for legal. As our newer company was growing we started to run into issues with some of our representatives and non-compete agreements which shouldn't have been an issue in the first place (in my opinion, of course). She offered what I truly believe is a white glove service and took care of everything A to Z while keeping me apprised of the progress. Rachel truly took the "shock" feeling of receiving a legal threat not only away, but off the table. There's no reason for my company to seek counsel elsewhere as long as my requirements stay within her wheelhouse.
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AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Ifrah PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Venable LLP
  • 2006 - 2009


  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2003


  • Defense Research Institute
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Maryland Defense Counsel, Programming Committee
  • Co-chair
  • N/A
  • Baltimore Women's Bar
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Farsi
  • Hebrew

Honors and Awards

  • Leading Women Award
  • The Daily Record
  • 2016
  • VIP List Successful by 40
  • The Daily Record
  • 2015

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Advertising Attorney | Apr 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Rachel is an amazing lawyer and a pleasure to work with. I would highly recommend her to any client and I have on several occasions. She is very knowledgeable about advertising/marketing, and has spoken at countless conferences about those topics. She is very personable, and you can tell she really cares about her clients."
Federal regulation Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I’ve worked with Rachel on a number of matters, and I have found her to be intelligent, knowledgeable, and thorough. I would not hesitate to turn to Rachel for her assistance and expertise in the future, and I refer my clients to her with confidence. She has my highest recommendation."
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Washington Litigation Lawyer Rachel Hirsch
Rachel Hirsch
Litigation Attorney
Washington, DC
Licensed for 17 years