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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. 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.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics
  • 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

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

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See AllBlog Posts by Rachel E. Ehlers

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

The Data Care Act of 2018
December 27, 2018

A new bill in the Senate proposes to hold large tech companies, specifically “online service providers”, responsible for the protection of personal information in the same way banks, lawyers and hospitals are held responsible. Read More