Rachel Sheridan, Associate

Rachel joined Patterson + Sheridan in 2014 with extensive experience practicing litigation in a wide variety of subject areas. She has represented both plaintiffs and defendants at all stages of trial and appellate procedure in federal and state courts throughout the United States. Prior to joining Patterson + Sheridan, Rachel provided legal counsel at a startup with a focus on consumer products and technology. She also worked for an international Am Law 100 firm where she litigated and monitored corporate compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Act and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.  Rachel's pro bono work includes representing human rights plaintiffs.

Rachel was elected to the Order of the Coif at Georgetown University Law Center and was the Executive Editor of The Tax Lawyer. As an undergraduate she completed coursework in electrical engineering and computer science. She speaks conversational Spanish.

Practice Areas


  • J.D. (magna cum laude), Georgetown University Law Center, 2003
  • B.A., Molecular and Cell Biology, Northwestern University, 1999

Bar Admissions

  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the District of Columbia
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • State Bar of California
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Conversational Spanish