Rachel Busch


Rachel Busch provides counsel and advice to employers and defends them in employment litigation. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School and was a member of the Harvard Law School Board of Student Advisers where she mentored junior law students and tutored them in legal research and writing. Before joining Boutin Jones, she was a Deputy Counsel in the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office as well as an employment litigator for an international law firm where she helped to litigate large employment cases involving disability discrimination, misclassification of exempt employees, and large wage and hour class actions. She is a former Judicial Clerk for the Honorable William B. Shubb of the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California and served as a Legal Intern for the San Francisco City Attorney’s Office, Labor Division.

“I bring a level of attention to detail that has helped employers in tough litigation.”

“My Australian Cattle Dog, Kaia, likes to take me on hikes along the South Yuba River to explore Nevada City on the weekends.”


Assisted in representing a large national financial institution in employment litigation including a case that ultimately prevailed before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. The case involved complicated accusations of disability discrimination and failure to make accommodations for a mental disability.

Assisted in the defense of a large financial institution against claims of misclassification of exempt and non-exempt employees.

Assisted in defending a large, international luxury brands conglomerate against PAGA claims and class action employment cases.

Represented clients in labor and employment trade secrets disputes in federal and state court.

Counseled and advised companies through employment disputes, conducted wage and hour trainings, and drafted employment handbooks.

Handled a successful pro bono asylum case and precedent-setting victory under the Hague Convention.