Rachel S. Khalili is an associate attorney at Woodruff, Spradlin & Smart. She practices in the civil litigation group defending public entities in eminent domain, public law, and civil rights lawsuits. Before joining the firm, Rachel served as a Legislative Aide and District Director for a Member of Congress from 2004-2012 where she worked on matters including federal spending legislation originating in the Appropriations Committee and serving as a liaison between local constituents and federal agencies. Rachel received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, Irvine (B.A., honors, 2003) in Political Science, and her graduate degree from the United States Naval War College (M.A., 2010) in National Security and Strategic Studies. Rachel graduated from law school at the University of California, Irvine School of Law (J.D., 2015) where she served as founding Editor-in-Chief for the Journal on International, Transnational, and Comparative Law, and as Vice President of the Moot Court Board. She was a proud recipient of the 2013-14 Iranian-American Bar Foundation scholarship.