Rachel Terp is an associate at Bryan Schwartz Law, where she focuses on employment discrimination, whistleblower, and wage and hour claims. Previously, Ms. Terp was a Bridge Fellow with the East Bay Community Law Center (EBCLC), where she specialized in consumer litigation.
As a law student, Ms. Terp served as a Senior Executive Director for the Berkeley Journal of Employment and Labor Law, and externed for the Honorable Susan Y. Illston of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Ms. Terp also served as a Coblentz Civil Rights Fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy. As a summer and fall law clerk at Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy, she worked on state and federal antitrust class actions. As a summer law clerk at the EBCLC, she wrote the bill proposal that formed the basis for the Fair Debt Buying Practices Act (SB233) which was signed into law in the summer of 2013.
Prior to attending law school, Ms. Terp was a Civil Rights Analyst with the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice, and a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina.
State Bar of California
United States District Court Northern District of California
United States District Court Central District of California
J.D. 2012, University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
A.B. 2004, Brown University
"Past Due: Why Debt Collection Practices and the Debt Buying Industry Need Reform Now,"Co-Author (2011)
Panelist, "Celebrating the Passage of California's Fair Debt Buying Practices Act," University of California, Berkeley Law, School of Law (January 2014)
HONORS AND AWARDS
Advocate of Justice Award, EBCLC (January 2014)
Certificate of Recognition, Senator Mark Leno, District 11, California (January 2014)
Special Achievement Award, United States Department of Justice (2008)
Special Commendation Award, United States Department of Justice (2007)