Rachel C. Monaghan

Staff Attorney

Columbus
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Overview

Rachel Monaghan’s practice focuses on consumer litigation, primarily involving auto manufacturers. Prior to shifting focus to consumer lawsuits, she was a member of the BakerHostetler team serving as court-appointed counsel to the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS), an unprecedented recovery effort involving hundreds of actions.

Select Experience

  • Defends auto manufacturer in numerous warranty claims, including responsibility for completing all discovery, managing local counsel, and negotiating favorable settlements.
  • Responsible for managing a substantial portion of responses to discovery requests and case assessments related to defending a mass-action lawsuit.
  • Integral member of team handling an appeal in the Second Circuit Appeal related to intersection of international and bankruptcy law.
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Experience

  • Defends auto manufacturer in numerous warranty claims, including responsibility for completing all discovery, managing local counsel, and negotiating favorable settlements.
  • Responsible for managing a substantial portion of responses to discovery requests and case assessments related to defending a mass-action lawsuit.
  • Integral member of team handling an appeal in the Second Circuit Appeal related to intersection of international and bankruptcy law.
  • Assisted in drafting of an amicus brief on maritime law issues for a case before the United States Supreme Court.

Recognitions and Memberships

Memberships

  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Pro Bono

  • Manages BakerHostetler’s relationship with Columbus Legal Aid in connection with the firm’s participation in the Tenant Advocacy Project, representing tenants facing eviction.
  • Mentors through The Supreme Court of Ohio’s Lawyer to Lawyer Mentoring Program.
  • Partners with the American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Representation Project to challenge revisions to habeas corpus procedures.
  • Partnered with Veteran’s Consortium to represent veteran on claims related to denial of benefits; won a remand of Veteran’s Board decision.
  • Volunteered at short advice clinics sponsored by Columbus Legal Aid.

Prior Positions

  • Civil Litigator, Business and Personal Injury

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2008; Journal on Dispute Resolution, Managing Editor; Certificate in Dispute Resolution
  • B.A., Sociology and Criminology, The Ohio State University, 2005