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Government Experience

  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida—Judicial Law Clerk
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut—Judicial Law Clerk

Education

  • University of Michigan, B.A. (2013)
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D. (2016)

Admissions

  • Admitted in Illinois Only
  • Practicing under the Supervision of D.C. Bar Members

Rachel A. Jankowski

Associate
Washington, D.C.
rjankowski@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2647
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Rachel A. Jankowski is an Insurance/Reinsurance Group associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial insurance coverage disputes and bankruptcy litigation. Her work includes preparing amicus briefs and tracking COVID-19 business interruption cases to counsel insurers and reinsurers on litigation trends and emerging risks.

Before joining the firm, Rachel served as a law clerk for the Honorable Wendy W. Berger in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the Honorable James J. Tancredi in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Connecticut. Prior to her clerkships, Rachel worked as claims counsel for the largest title insurance company in the country, making coverage determinations for secured lenders and homeowners and defending the insurer against bad faith lawsuits.

A proud Double Wolverine, Rachel received both her J.D. and B.A. in political science and history from the University of Michigan. While in law school, Rachel worked as an advanced student attorney in the Civil-Criminal Litigation Clinic, securing an acquittal for her client in a criminal assault trial. She also represented survivors of sex and labor trafficking in the Human Trafficking Clinic. She was an editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law and argued in the Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition. During law school, Rachel interned for Deloitte in its tax and legal services department, advising clients on tax advice and penalty abatement, and spent a summer in London working for a bioethics organization analyzing international stem cell laws.

Representative Matters

  • Represent insurers in complex commercial coverage litigation involving cyber issues.
  • Defend insurers and excess insurers in mass tort bankruptcy litigation, including talc and asbestos.
  • Counsel insurers on the duty to defend in coverage disputes involving reinsurers.
  • Prepare amicus briefs for trade associations for submission to appellate courts across the country.
  • Counsel clients on litigation trends and emerging risks in COVID-19 business interruption and pollution exclusion litigation.


Affiliations

Admitted to practice: Illinois

Rachel is admitted in Illinois only, practicing under the supervision of D.C. Bar members.

Professional Activities and Memberships

  • American Bankruptcy Institute
  • American Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI)
  • Federal Bar Association


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