J.D., Loyola University Chicago School of Law
M.P.P. Loyola University Chicago Graduate School
B.A., Loyola University Chicago, cum laude
B.S. in Health Systems Management, Loyola Unversity Chicago, cum laude
Rachel Kemel is a provisionally-licensed law graduate with Jackson LLP.
Rachel Kemel joined Jackson LLP during her second year of law school, and is a 2020 graduate of Loyola University Chicago’s law and public policy programs. Rachel’s bar exam was delayed twice because of the COVID pandemic, so after sitting for the Illinois bar exam in October 2020, she joined the firm as a provisionally licensed law graduate. She passed the exam and is awaiting her swearing-in ceremony. In the interim, she has a limited scope of practice under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711, and she is being supervised by Connor Jackson.
Rachel’s intellectual curiosity and creativity are most evident in her research skills, which she applies to our clients’ sophisticated legal problems to evaluate how the law impacts their businesses and practices. Our attorneys rely upon Rachel’s assistance when preparing guidance for our clients about the legal feasibility of their novel business ventures, proposed management service organizations, mHealth startups, or multi-state telemedicine operations.
At Loyola Law, Rachel was a Health Law Fellow who served as a senior editor on both the Journal of Regulatory Compliance and the Annals of Health Law & Life Sciences — two well-respected health law publications. As a research assistant with the Conscience Coding Project, Rachel also researched healthcare conscience laws for a legislative tracking project and coded state laws into a database that will ultimately be made public.
While pursuing full-time study, Rachel completed an internship with the American Dental Association, where she worked on issues involving the Federal Trade Commission and the Affordable Care Act. She also researched the intersection of Medicare with new dental-based treatment options for sleep apnea, including other topics of interest to the ADA’s constituents. Rachel has worked closely with numerous laws impacting healthcare, including HIPAA, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Eliminating Kickbacks in Recovery Act (EKRA), and the federal regulations that govern the modern practice of medicine.
In her free time, Rachel enjoys baking, taking outdoor walks, and reading autobiographies. She lives in Highland Park on Chicago’s North Shore.
Publications & Graduate Writing
- The Mental Health Parity Act Cannot Act Alone, 28 Annals Health L. Advance Directive 101, 233 (2019)
- How Will Recreational Marijuana Impact Illinois?, J. Reg. Compliance (Apr. 2019)
- The Future of Online Prescribing, J. Reg. Compliance (Mar. 2019)
- The Future of Roe v. Wade, J. Reg. Compliance (Feb. 2019)
- States Fail at Mental Health, J. Reg. Compliance (Nov. 2018)
- Is the ACA Unconstitutional (Again)?, J. Reg. Compliance (Oct. 2018)
- Can Congress Regulate Big Pharma?, J. Reg. Compliance (Sept. 2018)
- American Health Lawyers Association
- Illinois Association of Healthcare Attorneys