Rachel LaBruyere is an associate in the Litigation Practice Group with an expansive practice. She represents clients in a variety of business litigation matters, including disputes regarding contracts, trade secrets, defamation, and franchises. Rachel also assists mortgage lenders and servicers against various consumer claims, title defects, and other real property disputes.
One of her main areas of focus is data privacy and information security. Rachel is a Certified Privacy Professional with a deep understanding of U.S. and international data privacy laws. She regularly advises her clients on compliance with CCPA, GDPR, FERPA, COPPA, and the increasing number of state privacy laws being passed in the U.S.
Leveraging her background in technology and digital strategies, Rachel works closely with clients on issues such as digital advertising, e-commerce, SaaS products, and mobile applications. She regularly drafts privacy policies, terms of service, data license agreements, and consumer-facing privacy notices. Rachel is adept at assessing and mitigating risk, while also helping her clients to implement and execute policies and procedures efficiently, with minimal disruption to their business. She regularly drafts and negotiates client vendor contracts for SaaS products, software subscriptions, applications, and professional services with a particular eye toward data privacy and information security.
Rachel is also a member of the Labor and Employment Practice Group, wherein she advises clients on issues ranging from employment contracts to COVID-19 policies to Title VII disputes.
She is a member of Bradley’s Cannabis Industry team, which represents clients on a wide range of issues and advises on best practices for those looking to join the emerging market for cannabis in the Southeast.
Rachel believes in using her role to create equity and inclusion in not just her workplace, but in the world. She is dedicated to pro bono work and regularly represents clients in domestic violence matters, drivers license reinstatements, criminal record expunctions, immigration and asylum matters, and civil rights claims. She is a member of the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee of the Mecklenburg County Bar Association; the North Carolina Bar Association’s Data Privacy Division; and the Bradley LGBTQ Resource Group.
Rachel is a designated Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
Rachel received her J.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where she was inducted into the James E. and Carolyn B. Davis Society, recognizing third-year law students for both academic and personal excellence and a willingness to serve the law school. Prior to law school, Rachel lived and worked in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in digital strategy for organizations and campaigns. She earned her M.A. from American University in 2009 and a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005.