Rachel Palmer Hooper focuses on civil and complex commercial litigation, with experience handling multifaceted investigations, appellate matters, and state and federal constitutional and statutory questions. Throughout her tenure at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, she learned how to investigate a case, formulate a plan of action and execute the established strategy.
Rachel believes in hard work, dedication and communication, placing a high value on her ability to explain complicated matters to jurors in a manner that brings forth the desired results. Additionally, Rachel has lectured on theft prevention, juvenile justice and crime avoidance.
- Member of the BakerHostetler legal team serving as court-appointed counsel to Irving H. Picard, Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPA) Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC (BLMIS).
- Represented an operator and working interest owner of an East Texas oil field in an arbitration proceeding against another working interest owner in a dispute concerning joint operations of the field. The case settled on favorable terms during the arbitration proceeding.
- Represented a man accused by the government of using identifying information to submit false invoices for counseling services that were not rendered. Despite third-degree felony charges, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine, negotiated with the state and secured a deferred adjudication (community supervision) and an order to pay restitution to the state.
- Represented a large manufacturing company that received a grand jury subpoena. Provided enough background information and successfully communicated with the prosecutor to prevent the client from appearing before the grand jury.
- Prosecuted a woman who embezzled more than $100,000 from employers over a period of two years. She is now serving a 15-year sentence in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
- Prosecuted a defendant who shot a man multiple times and fled to New York. He is now serving an 80-year sentence in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
- Prosecuted a woman for failing to seek medical assistance after her 4-year-old daughter ingested her drugs, resulting in her daughter’s death. She is presently serving a life sentence in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Institutional Division.
- American Bar Association: Litigation Section
- Republican National Lawyers Association
- Independent Petroleum Association of America
- Texas Bar College
- Women’s Energy Network (WEN)
- Harris County Juvenile Probation Department, Juvenile Probation Mentors: Chairman (2015 to 2016)
- M.D. Anderson Cancer Center’s Health Adventures Program: Volunteer Mentor (2010 to 2015)
- South Texas College of Law Alumni Association: Board of Directors (2009 to 2012)
- J.D., South Texas College of Law, 2002, Outstanding Speaker Award
- B.A., The University of Texas at Austin, 1997
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