Rachele S. Sokolis

Sokolis Rachele

Rachele Sokolis focuses on complex pharmaceutical litigation. This includes the defense of companies in multidistrict litigation and statewide coordinated proceedings. Rachele has experience drafting various court submissions, including dispositive motions; assisting with the factual development of the "company case"; preparing corporate designees and expert witnesses for depositions; and taking fact witness depositions. Rachele has helped develop the defense strategy in an MCL involving thousands of plaintiffs, and her direct oversight of plaintiff-specific discovery responses has resulted in dismissals of nearly 2,000 plaintiffs for non-compliance with discovery orders. She attends case management conferences and has successfully argued various motions to dismiss. 

In addition to her work on large-scale, consolidated pharmaceutical cases, Rachele has defended clients in individual cases pending in state and federal courts. Her work in this area includes drafting motions and jury instructions.

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  • J.D. summa cum laude University of Baltimore School of Law 2017
    • Certificate of concentration in Litigation and Advocacy
    • Comments Editor, University of Baltimore Law Review
    • National Environmental Law Moot Court Team, Member - Spring 2016
    • Royal Shannonhouse Honor Society, Distinguished Scholar
  • B.S. Paralegal Studies summa cum laude Stevenson University 2014

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Hiring Committee, Venable Baltimore office
  • Member, Defense Research Institute
    • Drug and Medical Litigation Young Lawyer Primer
    • Maryland Defense Counsel Deposition Bootcamp



  • Member, Board of Directors, Middle Grades Partnership
  • Dean, CollegeBound