Rachel King Powell has extensive experience handling civil matters for both businesses and individuals.
Ms. Powell prosecutes and defends complex business-related claims in state and federal trial and appellate courts, including claims for breach of contract, fraud and other business torts, debtor/creditor litigation, employment-related litigation, bankruptcy litigation and securities litigation. She also has experience in alternative dispute resolution in a variety of contexts. She has represented clients in hearings with the American Arbitration Association, and she has represented both broker-dealers and investors in FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) arbitration.
Ms. Powell’s practice also includes transactional and advisory matters. She has counseled clients in entity formation, contract negotiation, corporate governance and securities matters, including regulatory compliance, equity offerings and debt issuances. She is active in the firm’s regulatory representation of financial institution clients.
Ms. Powell received her B.A., cum laude, from the University of Tennessee in 1997. In 2002, she earned a J.D., with high honors, from Emory University School of Law, where she served as Executive Articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal. She was elected to the Order of the Coif upon graduation.
After law school, Ms. Powell served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Ed Carnes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Ms. Powell is admitted to practice in Tennessee and Georgia. She is a member of the Tennessee Bar Association and the Knoxville Bar Association.