Rachel Stanger co-founded Fernald Law Group LLP in 2009. Prior to that, Rachel spent nearly five years practicing law in the Los Angeles office of the international law firm of Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P, where she focused on labor and employment as well as environmental and general commercial litigation.
Rachel has significant experience in labor and employment litigation, complex products liability litigation, general business litigation, and environmental litigation.
Rachel was admitted to practice law in the state of California in 1999. She is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Central, Eastern, Southern and Northern Districts of California and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Automotive Aftermarket; Intellectual Property Litigation; Trade Secret Litigation
Represented aftermarket automotive supplier in federal trademark and false advertising lawsuit with a competitor. Successfully compelled arbitration of the dispute, and thereafter completed the review of over 400,000 documents. Obtained a favorable settlement for the client.
Represented aftermarket automotive supplier in a federal copyright work for hire lawsuit against a former employee. Obtained a temporary restraining order enjoining the employee from removing and utilizing software that had been created during the period of employment. The case thereafter settled on terms favorable to the client.
Represented aftermarket automotive supplier in trade secret lawsuit involving the misappropriation of our client’s highly confidential customer list. Successfully obtained a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction, enjoining the defendant from contacting customers on the list. Thereafter we obtained a favorable settlement for the client.
Insurance Broker Defense
Defended national insurance brokerage against a claim involving a general contractor of the claimed inadequate insurance it been placed to cover theft. After preparing and filing a demurrer, the case was dismissed with prejudice and absent any payment for settlement.
Defended national insurance brokerage against a claim involving the alleged failure to maintain claim files. After completing depositions, we prepared and filed a motion for summary judgment and motion for sanctions. Based upon the strength of our summary judgment motion, the claim against our client with thereafter dismissed with prejudice and without any payment on our client’s part.
Defended national insurance brokerage against a claim involving the alleged failure to place EPLI coverage. After completing depositions, we prepared and filed a motion for summary judgment, which was granted. The plaintiff appealed. We thereafter briefed and argued the appeal, which resulted in an opinion affirming the summary judgment in its entirety.
Labor and Employment
Represented local restaurant in retaliation claim from former employee before California Labor Commission. We prepared a detailed position statement and witness statements for the investigator. Following review of the submitted materials, the Labor Commission issued a finding of no retaliation and dismissed the claim.
Represented local med-spa in wrongful termination and wage and hour claims from former employee. Successfully defeated wage claim filed before the Labor Commission resulting in dismissal. Filed cross-complaint against complaining employee for misappropriation of trade secrets with respect to theft of confidential customer list. Following a court-ordered mediation, the case was settled on favorable terms to the client.
Represented National aftermarket automotive supplier in wrongful termination and discrimination claims in federal and state court. Obtained favorable results for client in the form of nominal settlements for nuisance value.
- 2007 Los Angeles County Bar Trial Advocacy Program (TAP)
- 1998 - J.D., Boston University School of Law
- 1992 - B.A., Public Policy, University of Chicago