Meet Rachel


Rachel's law practice focuses on entertainment, intellectual property, licensing, and commercial transactions. Rachel represents artists, creators and producers of music, film and television in transactions with content providers and distributors. She advises and negotiates on behalf of businesses and artists on complex intellectual property matters and business transactions.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Rachel held executive positions with several top record labels, including Verve Music Group, where she ran Verve's multi-format radio promotional department, supervising all radio activities and promotional tours.

Rachel sits on the Board of Governors for the Los Angeles Chapter of The Recording Academy and is active on the Chapter's Advocacy Committee.

Superior Transactional Legal Services for Artists, Creators, and Businesses

Rachel’s clients include multiple GRAMMY-winning recording artists, bandleaders, record producers, songwriters, recording engineers, film and television production companies, film directors, actors, screenwriters, comedians, visual artists, and book authors. She represents a broad array of companies in business transactions, with strong expertise in protection of businesses’ intellectual property assets. Rachel drafts and negotiates executive employment agreements on behalf of business and entertainment clients. Her clients also include independent radio broadcasters in matters before the Federal Communications Commission.


J.D., Loyola Law School
Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review

B.S., Philosophy, UCLA


Rachel has been the recipient of the "Rising Star” award 2012 - 2016. The "Rising Star" award is presented by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers. Only 2.5 percent of attorneys are named Rising Stars each year.

First Honors Award, Jurisprudence, Loyola Law School

Recent Panels: Entertainment & Intellectual Property


Green Paper Roundtable: Statutory Damages in Copyright
United States Patent & Trademark Office, 2015


GRAMMY Membership & Advocacy: Las Vegas!
The Recording Academy, 2015
Studio At the Palms, Las Vegas

Photo: Curtis McElhinney
From Left: Robin Michael Nixon, Rachel Stilwell, Kelley Purcell