Chelsea B. Reckell

Reckell Chelsea
Chelsea Reckell focuses on ecommerce, privacy, and cybersecurity. Prior to joining Venable, Chelsea served as a legal intern in the Counterterrorism Unit of the National Security Division for the Department of Justice. She also worked as a legal intern in the Privacy and Identity Protection Division of the Federal Trade Commission, where she investigated, analyzed, and made recommendations to agency leadership on company practices and products that produced fraudulent and deceptive cybersecurity and data security practices.
During law school, Chelsea served as a criminal and national security law clerk in the Office of the Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee where she engaged in substantive policy writings involving such issues as electronic communications, privacy, national security, human trafficking, and cybersecurity.




  • J.D. cum laude American University, Washington College of Law 2017
    • Senior articles editor, American University Business Law Review
    • Articles editor, Intellectual Property Brief
  • B.A. Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Southern Methodist University 2012
    • Myers Scholarship Recipient 
    • Dean's Leadership Scholar
  • B.B.A. Marketing Southern Methodist University 2012

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Clerk Experience

  • The Honorable Claude M. Hilton U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia