Rachel Bender

Rachel Bender


Chicago, IL

Main: 312.463.5000 Fax: 312.463.5001


Rachel enjoys working in a variety of intellectual property fields and industries, focusing on patent and trademark litigations.

Prior to joining Banner Witcoff, Rachel gained experience working on the engineering side of the energy industry, creating efficient implementation methods to increase productivity. Rachel also has experience as a business consultant and has worked on projects for a variety of companies from a multitude of industry sectors.

Rachel earned her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where she studied a diverse set of intellectual property topics, earning a CALI award in her Patent Research & Strategy course.

During law school, Rachel spent a semester working as a legal intern for a technology startup. Throughout this semester-long experience, Rachel worked alongside in-house counsel on a number of intellectual property, contract, privacy, and employment matters. At WashU, Rachel also worked in the school's Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic, providing patent- and trademark-related advice and legal assistance to local inventors and entrepreneurs. Rachel was admitted to the InSITE Fellowship Program at WashU, in which she collaborated with different teams made up of fellow J.D. candidates, MBA candidates, and Engineering graduate students to provide consultant services to a local entrepreneur client each semester.

  • University of Kansas
    2017, B.S., Petroleum Engineering, with Distinction, Minor in Economics
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
    2021, J.D.

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  • 2021, Illinois

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