Rachele S. Sokolis

Associate
Norfolk Rachele
Rachele Sokolis focuses on complex pharmaceutical litigation. This includes the defense of pharmaceutical companies in multidistrict litigation (MDL) and statewide coordinated proceedings. Rachele has experience drafting various court submissions, including dispositive motions and motions to compel; responding to written discovery; assisting with the factual development of the "company case"; and preparing corporate designees for depositions. 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.

In 2015, Rachele was a summer associate with another law firm in Baltimore, where she performed legal research related to products liability and corporate and securities cases, drafted legal memoranda on the "new evidence" standard under FRCP 59, analyzed discovery materials, summarized medical records and depositions, reviewed a bankruptcy plan of reorganization and compiled plan administrator duties, and gathered information on the enforceability of electronic signatures under the E-Sign Act.

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Credentials
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Education

  • 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, Defense Research Institute
    • Drug and Medical Litigation Young Lawyer Primer
    • Maryland Defense Counsel Deposition Bootcamp

Community
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Volunteerism

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