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Rachel S. Johnston

Associate, Commercial & Criminal Litigation

Ms. Johnston most recently completed a clerkship for the Honorable Zahid N. Quraishi, U.S.M.J., United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. She was responsible for organizing and managing half of the assigned docket, performing legal research, and drafting proposed memorandum opinions and orders.

Prior to this clerkship, Ms. Johnston was a litigation associate at Schenck, Price, Smith & King, LLP.

Credentials

Education

Vanderbilt University Law School (J.D.)

  • President, Legal Aid Society
  • Vice President of Competitions, Mock Trial Board

University of Arizona (B.A., magna cum laude)

  • Vice President, Mock Trial

Professional Admissions

State of New Jersey

Judicial Clerkship(s)

Law clerk to the Honorable Zahid N. Quraishi, U.S.M.J., United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ, June 2019 – July 2020

Judicial fellow to the Honorable Michael A. Shipp, U.S.D.J., United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ, October 2018 – April 2019

Civic/Charitable Activities

Junior Member, Daughters of the American Revolution

Legal Employment

Summer Associate, Budd Larner, P.C.

Legal Diplomatic Intern, Kurdish Regional Government Representation