RACHEL HAMPTON focuses her practice on complex litigation matters. She has broad experience in class action, product liability, false advertising, trademark, and consumer fraud disputes, and has successfully represented companies in both trial and appellate courts, including companies in the pharmaceuticals, consumer products, and insurance industries.
Rachel advises clients across the litigation life cycle. She has played key roles in the development of case strategy, briefed successful dispositive motions in federal district courts, and drafted successful appellate briefs. She has experience in fact development and discovery, including drafting and responding to written discovery, taking depositions, and day-to-day case management. Rachel also has both jury and bench trial experience, as well as grand jury experience, including experience preparing witnesses for testimony and presenting witnesses for testimony, arguing legal disputes before the court, managing the pretrial preparation process, and drafting trial papers, including motions in limine, jury instructions, voir dire, and verdict forms.
Rachel was selected to serve a three-year term, beginning in 2022, as a fellow with Lawyers for Civil Justice (LCJ), an organization dedicated to legal/judicial reform, including civil rule reform. In 2023, Rachel was invited to be a member of the Chicago Inn of Court. She is recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers as a “Rising Star” (2024).
Prior to joining Sidley, Rachel clerked for the Honorable Edward C. Prado of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the Honorable Lucy H. Koh of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
Rachel graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. While in law school, she served as a contributing editor of the Michigan Law Review and participated in the Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic. Rachel graduated with highest honors and highest distinction from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in Political Science and German, and a minor in Sustainability.