Rachel Gore Freed

Boston, MA – In May, we welcomed Rachel Gore Freed as the newest NELC staff attorney in our Boston office. Previously a civil litigation associate with the Law Office of Theodore N. Cox (a New York City law firm representing low-income immigrants and political asylum seekers) she will be a great addition to our team.

Rachel comes to NELC with extensive federal court litigation experience: She has argued before the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and has successfully litigated actions against the U.S. government in federal district courts throughout the country. Rachel is well-known in the federal detention centers in Newark, New Jersey, for having secured the release of several asylum-seekers.

Rachel graduated with a J.D. from Vanderbilt University Law School in 2009, after having received a B.A. in international development from George Washington University in 2003. In the past, she has worked for the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York, the Irish Center for Human Rights in Galway, Ireland, and the List Project to Resettle Iraqi Refugees in Washington, D.C. She also interned with the prosecution team on the trial of the former President of Liberia, Charles Taylor, at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in The Hague, Netherlands.

At NELC, Rachel has assumed a pivotal role in the case against ExxonMobil, assisting with expert witness depositions in Texas and drafting motions through the pre-trial phase.