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Rachel E. Ehlers

Of Counsel

P 512-362-7409
F 512-362-5574


Rachel E. Ehlers is Of Counsel in the Austin, Texas, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on advising clients on the laws, regulations and best practices governing privacy, security and the management of data, including how to respond to data breaches. 

Ms. Ehlers also works with clients on corporate governance, internal investigations and training.  She 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 served in multiple in-house legal and compliance roles, in all sizes of companies—from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

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

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
  • Texas State Bar Association, Labor and Employment and International Sections

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)

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2018 Update: Anti-Corruption Compliance Enforcement and Trends

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

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See AllBlog Posts by Rachel E. Ehlers

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More