Rachel Shelbourne

Rachel Shelbourne

Northern Virginia

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 703 610 6185

Fax +1 703 610 6200

Practice groupIntellectual Property, Media, and Technology

Rachel Shelbourne represents clients on complex commercial and IP transactions. She counsels e-commerce, technology, automotive, and life sciences companies on the licensing and acquisition of IP and technology.

Rachel has experience representing clients ranging from startups to global brands on domestic and cross-border transactions. She also advises clients on social media, web-based, and in-app marketing, as well as sweepstakes, gift cards, and loyalty programs. 

In law school, Rachel served as an articles editor for The George Washington Law Review and clerked for a financial services advocacy group. Prior to law school, she worked at another leading law firm and in the United States Senate.

Education and admissions


J.D., The George Washington University Law School, with honors, 2018

B.A., Furman University, cum laude, 2013

Bar admissions and qualifications


Representative experience

Negotiated electric vehicle and autonomous vehicle development agreements and purchase agreements. 

Conducted e-commerce review for large fashion house's U.S. online sales operations and social media channels.

Provided guidance to e-commerce companies on sweepstakes, in-app notifications, loyalty programs, and state gift card rules.

With a team from our South Africa and UK offices, counseled clients on establishing and terminating distribution arrangements under foreign country's regulations.

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