Rachel E. Mueller represents clients in national, state and local courts; alternative dispute resolution forums and regulatory bodies. She focuses on international and security-related issues as a member of the firm's Cybersecurity, Data Breach and Privacy Team; Consumer Protection Defense and Compliance Team and Media Practice Team.

Ms. Mueller is well-versed in representing clients in a breadth of ligation matters, government investigations and cybersecurity issues.


Ms. Mueller is experienced in litigating matters involving financial services, real estate and commercial landlord-tenant disputes. She handles trial court cases, appeals and arbitrations in the District of Columbia, Maryland and federal venues.

Government Investigations

Ms. Mueller advises clients undergoing government investigations, including civil and criminal probes. She provides representation regarding inquiries by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and other federal agencies.


Ms. Mueller also advises clients on data breach response and privacy policy adoption and implementation. She counsels clients on first steps post-data breach, analyzes communications and breach-related messaging, and facilitates breach-response implementation. She also provides guidance on adopting data and privacy policies, as well as advises clients on the implementation of comprehensive data privacy and data breach programs.

While in law school, Ms. Mueller was the managing editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative and International Law. She also was a member of Duke's International Human Rights Clinic, where she contributed to advocacy efforts related to technology's role in countering human trafficking and the role of police militarization in gun violence.

Prior to law school, Ms. Mueller worked as a paralegal specialist for the Internal Revenue Service's Office of Chief Counsel.


  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., cum laude
  • Duke University School of Law, J.D.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia, Young Lawyers Section, Secretary, 2019
Honors & Awards
  • Holland & Knight Public and Charitable Service All-Star, 2017