Rachel Gale is a litigator in Stoel Rives’ labor and employment group. She has litigated complex disputes in state and federal court involving issues such as wrongful termination, whistleblower retaliation, data breaches, and constitutional violations, among others.

Rachel maintains an active pro bono practice, in which she has defended protesters’ First and Fourth Amendment rights, represented the privacy interests of sexual assault survivors, and provided immigration representation to a refugee fleeing gendered violence in her native country.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Rachel was a senior staff attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon, as well as a litigation and summer associate with several prominent firms.


University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 2019; Articles Editor, California Law Review; Online Editor, Journal of Middle Eastern & Islamic Law

Reed College, B.A., Anthropology, 2014; Phi Beta Kappa






  • Defended technology client against claims of wrongful termination and whistleblower retaliation.
  • Successfully defended against class certification in lawsuit involving data breach claims against large institutional client.
  • Litigated first and fourth amendment issues arising from law enforcement treatment of protesters.


Insights & Presentations

  • Panelist, “Reproductive Surveillance,” Lewis & Clark Law School Data Privacy Forum, 2023
  • Panelist, “Data Privacy & Democracy,” Lewis & Clark Law School Data Privacy Forum, 2022
  • “Speak No Evil: National Security Letters, Gag Orders, and the First Amendment,” 33 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1115, 2019



  • California Law Review, Articles Editor
  • Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Law, Online Editor
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