Rachel Paulk focuses her practice on labor and employment law issues. Rachel defends clients in matters pending before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, administrative personnel boards and agencies, as well as state and federal courts. In addition to her litigation practice, Rachel provides counseling and guidance to clients on employee handbooks and policies, disciplinary investigations, and significant personnel decisions.

Prior to joining Littler, Rachel’s litigation practice involved representing and defending diverse financial institutions and professionals, including banks, insurance companies, directors, broker-dealers, registered representatives, agents, accountants, property managers, engineers, and architects, against varied professional liability and securities claims in federal and state courts and arbitrations. Rachel also served as a judicial intern to the Hon. L. Scott Coogler of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. She clerked for global and Alabama firms practicing employment law, as well as The University of Alabama Office of Counsel during law school. She served as articles editor of the Alabama Law Review.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Labor and Employment Law Section

Alabama Bar Association


Women Lawyers Section

Birmingham Bar Association


Bench and Bar Legal Honor Society

University of Alabama School of Law

High Pass Trial Advocacy I

University of Alabama School of Law

Order of the Samaritan

University of Alabama School of Law

Recipient, Student Pro Bono Award and Dean’s Community Service Award

University of Alabama School of Law

News, Analysis & Press

Arbitration Class Waivers, Independent Contractor Classification, and the Blockade of Workers’ Rights in the Gig Economy

69 Ala. L. Rev. 533



  • J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 2018
  • B.A./B.S., University of Alabama, 2015summa cum laude

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Alabama