Rachel King

Rachel King is an experienced education attorney with particular expertise in higher education compliance. She most recently served as Chief Compliance Officer for a state university. In that context, Rachel established the university’s compliance function, conducting its first university-wide risk assessment, establishing and chairing an institutional compliance committee, developing its first university-wide training program and drafting its ethics and whistleblower protection policies. She also fully implemented its policy development process and strengthened its audit and monitoring functions. Rachel led compliance reviews and improvement efforts in the areas of sexual misconduct and discrimination, the Clery Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504, including technology accessibility, FEPRA, minors on campus, international travel, immigration, and medical leave. She drafted and negotiated policies campus-wide, obtaining buy-in from faculty members, academic departments and senior leadership. Prior to this position, Rachel was in private practice, serving as outside general counsel to community colleges and universities.

Early in her career, Rachel worked at the U.S. State Department as an attorney and policy advisor, and at the U.S. Department of Energy as a Senior Advisor to the Secretary. She has considerable experience drafting and negotiating agreements between the U.S. and countries in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe.

Professional & Community Activities

  • Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Shaker Heights Public Schools
  • Member, National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Former member, Risk Assessment Committee, Laurel School
  • Past president, CASA First Judicial District, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Bar Admissions & Activities

  • Admitted, State of Ohio, 2016
  • Admitted, State of Pennsylvania, 1991 (inactive)


  • University of Michigan (J.D. cum laude), 1991; President, Native American Law Students Association (1989-1990)
  • University of Pennsylvania (B.A. cum laude in Economics and Philosophy), 1987