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Rachel Cotton

Deputy General Counsel, Office of the General Counsel

Rachel Cotton is the Deputy General Counsel at the Office of Personnel Management under the Biden-Harris Administration.

As Deputy General Counsel, she supports the General Counsel by helping to drive forward key agency priorities. Her portfolio includes labor and workforce issues, as well as oversight and litigation.

Cotton most recently served as Deputy General Counsel to the Biden-Harris Transition. Previously, she worked as Counsel to the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis. Prior to that, she was a partner at Zuckerman Spaeder LLP, where she had a wide-ranging litigation and investigations practice. Earlier in her career, Cotton worked in the U.S. Senate, as an associate at Covington & Burling LLP, and as a law clerk for the Honorable Diana Gribbon Motz on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Honorable Henry H. Kennedy, Jr. (Ret.) on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

She is a graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University. She lives with her husband and two (soon to be three) children in Washington, D.C.

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