Rachel R. Rekowski
Rachel Rekowski is an associate attorney at HSGLaW, practicing union-side labor and employment law. One of Ms. Rekowski’s first brushes with the law was getting arrested in an act of civil disobedience with 100 other workers and union leaders as part of a union campaign in Las Vegas. She’s been committed to the labor movement ever since.
Prior to law school, she worked for almost a decade in the labor movement, beginning at the Culinary Workers Union, Local 226. There, she saw first-hand the difference a union can make in peoples’ lives. In 2015, Ms. Rekowski began working at the AFL-CIO. She worked with state federations, labor councils, and affiliates in dozens of states to defeat anti-worker legislation, elect pro-worker politicians, and plan organizing campaigns. As a communications strategist, she helped uplift working peoples’ stories in national and local media outlets across the country. One of her proudest moments was working with unions in Missouri to defeat right-to-work in 2018. Ms. Rekowski was also able to maintain a connection to the labor movement throughout law school by working for the Indiana AFL-CIO as their communications consultant.
During law school, Ms. Rekowski worked for a year at the Ohio Innocence Project, working to free the wrongfully convicted. She also clerked for an employment law firm and a union-side labor law firm. In her last year of law school, she worked in the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office as part of the Indigent Defense Clinic, where she handled a caseload and learned invaluable trial preparation skills. Ms. Rekowski also sharpened her appellate skills by competing in Moot Court competitions. She and her co-counsel were the national championship runner ups in the 2022 Wagner National Labor & Employment Moot Court Competition. In 2022, she graduated in the top five of her class from the University of Cincinnati College of Law.
Ms. Rekowski grew up in Fishers, Indiana, but she’s lived all over the country, including Las Vegas, DC, Austin, and Philadelphia. She enjoys spending time with her dog Jordy, singing in a young professional’s choir, reading with her feminist book club, and cheering for the Green Bay Packers and Xavier University basketball.
Areas of Practice
- Union side labor law
- Employment law
Xavier University, Political Science, B.A., 2009
University of Cincinnati College of Law, J.D. 2022
- Ohio, 2022
Professional Honors and Activities
- Ohio Bar Association
- Union Lawyers Alliance
- American Bar Association