RACHEL DICKEY

Of Counsel Attorney|  rdickey@weberrose.com  |  LinkedIn

A businesswoman and strategic consultant, Rachel’s background allows her to offer the firm and its clients insights that exceed the bounds of typical legal counsel. Rachel works with entrepreneurs to help them launch startup companies, while also working alongside existing businesses to develop and implement human resources policies and handle ongoing employment law issues.  Rachel also has a background in marketing and business development and led the firm through a complete rebranding.  She was the first Cleveland Social Venture Partners Fellow, an organization dedicated to the support and development of non-profits, where she led due diligence investigations of grant applicants, served as an executive director coach, and was instrumental in planning an event to spark social innovation in Northern Ohio. Rachel also served as the Director of Marketing and Development for Bad Girl Ventures, an education and micro-finance non-profit dedicated to the support and development of female entrepreneurs. In that capacity, she developed the organization’s strategic plan, oversaw its marketing and fundraising activities, and served as its grant writer and spokesperson. Rachel also owns strategic consulting practice where she created business development and marketing strategies for non-profit and for-profit clients, and served in the capacity of Director of Marketing and Development at Agera Energy, a multi-million dollar energy startup based in New York where she oversaw the launch phase and developed the sales compliance training.

Before joining the bar, Rachel graduated Cum Laude in 2009 from Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu, California, where she was a member of Phi Delta Phi Honors Legal Fraternity, the Pepperdine Law Review, and served as Chairperson of the Moot Court Board. As a moot court team member, Rachel was first runner up for outstanding individual advocate out of over 200 students competing at an international competition in Hong Kong. In law school, she also gained valuable experience working for a Los Angeles based civil defense firm. After being admitted to practice in California and Kentucky, Rachel served as Staff Attorney to Chief Judge Glenn Acree of the Kentucky Court of Appeals and has traveled with Pepperdine’s moot court teams to multiple domestic competitions, as well as international competitions in Hong Kong and Vienna, and has served as an appellate brief judge for the National Entertainment Law Moot Court Competition.


Education  

Pepperdine University School of Law, 2009, Cum Laude, Phi Delta Phi Honors Society, Pepperdine Law Review, International Moot Court team

University of Kentucky, B.A., 2006, Psi Chi Honors Society


Professional and Community Activities

Kentucky State Parks Foundation,  Chairperson, Board of Directors  

Project Warm, Board of Directors and Chairperson of the Marketing and Fundraising Committee

Main Street Association, Board Counsel, Executive Board of Directors

National Black MBA Association of Kentucky, Board of Advisers Member

Kentucky Bar Association, Publications and Communications Committee Member

Louisville Bar Association, Member

Forecastle Foundation, Former Board of Directors Member

National Association of College Lawyers, Member 


Awards

Louisville Business First 40 under 40 for 2017

Insider Louisville's Marketing top 100 Influencer List, Number 13 

Order of the Barristers  

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Las Vegas Regional, Semi Finalist, Top Ten Highest Scoring Individual Advocates

Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, Hong Kong, Semi Finalist, First Runner Up for Overall Highest Scoring Individual Advocate

Key Practice Areas

Startup Law
Employment Law
HR Consulting
Business Law
Appellate Law

 

Admitted to Practice

Kentucky
California (inactive) 
Federal E.D.Ky.  
Federal W.D.Ky.