Ms. Rachel E. Ehlers

  • Of Counsel at Jackson Lewis P.C. (902 Attorneys)
  • 816 Congress Avenue, Suite 1530, Austin, TX 78701
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Rachel E. Ehlers is Of Counsel in the Austin, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She specializes in corporate governance and internal investigations, Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity, and workplace training. She has served in multiple in-house legal and compliance roles, in all sizes of companies-from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

Ms. Ehlers has extensive experience conducting internal investigations, as well as advising companies on government investigations involving harassment and discrimination, Code of Conduct violations, anti-bribery, including the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, trade issues, financial impropriety and fraud, and conflicts of interest. She has developed, implemented and managed compliance programs in a variety of industries, including data privacy and cybersecurity, anti-trust, anti-bribery, trade and workplace safety and health.

Ms. Ehlers has lived and worked in Great Britain, China and Venezuela, and she has provided guidance and training to international companies globally.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

•Montgomery County United Way, Board Member
•Salvation Army of Montgomery County, Board Member
•Texas A&M University International Board, Member

Speeches and Presentations

•“Foundations of Ethics and Compliance Programs,” Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics (Las Vegas, NV, October 2016)
•“What Keeps Your Board Up at Night?,” Association of Corporate Counsel (Houston, TX, August 2015)


2018 Update: Anti-Corruption Compliance Enforcement and Trends


November 15, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.


Workplace Privacy
Sweeping Privacy Changes Stall in the Lone Star State
June 10, 2019

Per our earlier blog post, Texas was ambitious this legislative session when it proposed two consumer data privacy bills. Both bills made it through committee hearings, but only one made it to the governor’s desk for signature: HB 4390. However, even it arrived there very different than originally drafted.

By Rachel E. Ehlers

Workplace Privacy
Will Texas Soon Join the Ranks of States Enacting Privacy Legislation?
May 9, 2019

Texans like the adage “Everything is Bigger in Texas”. So, as the Lone Star State follows its counterparts and the federal government in discussing broad sweeping privacy protections, legislators introduced two (competing) privacy bills this session: the Texas Consumer Privacy Act and the Texas Privacy Protection Act.

By Rachel E. Ehlers

Corporate Compliance & White Collar Advisor
A Look Back at Key Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations Issues in 2018
February 13, 2019

2018 was a transformative year for corporate governance. Record whistleblower awards, an increasing number internal investigations partly arising out of the #MeToo movement, an expansion of the role of companies’ boards, and corporate social responsibility all shaped 2018. This is our retrospective review of these trends.

By Rachel E. Ehlers and Jeremy S. Schneide

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
  • Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity
  • Manufacturing
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Hospitality
  • Retail and Consumer Goods
  • Technology
  • Automotive
  • Transportation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
512-362-7409  Phone
University Attended:
The University of Kent School of Foreign Affairs, M.A., 2000; Texas A & M University, B.S., 1999
Law School Attended:
The University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2008
Year of First Admission:
2009, Texas

Professional Associations and Activities

•American Bar Association
•Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
•Texas State Bar Association, Labor and Employment and International Sections

Cantonese; Chinese (Mandarin); Spanish

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