As Director of Employment Litigation, Rachael Zichella leads the company’s employment litigation consulting practice and is responsible for developing and implementing growth strategies related to DOAR’s focus on disputes involving alleged harassment, discrimination, and retaliation; theft of trade secrets; workplace disagreements; wrongful termination; breaches of fiduciary duty; and employee malfeasance.
Rachael brings 15 years of litigation experience to DOAR. She was a partner at Taylor English Duma LLP and practiced labor and employment law and commercial litigation, representing corporations, boards of directors, and individuals nationwide in complex matters involving discrimination and harassment; the enforcement and invalidation of restrictive covenants agreements; theft of confidential information and trade secrets; computer systems protection and employee privacy issues; fiduciary and shareholder disputes; defamation; fraud; ERISA and employee benefits issues; and construction litigation.
Rachael has also worked with clients to develop data security initiatives to protect their intellectual property and other proprietary information from bad actors inside and outside the workplace, and led her firm’s e-Discovery Committee, developing and implementing protocols to leverage cutting edge technology and minimize client costs.
Rachael holds a J.D., cum laude, from the University of Florida’s Fredric G. Levin College of Law and a B.A., magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University.