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Rachel Gartner focuses her practice on a variety of intellectual property, advertising and emerging media law issues, counseling clients as they navigate complex and evolving environments to bring new concepts, products and technologies to the marketplace, with an eye toward the big picture.

Rachel’s experience includes advising clients on advertising claim substantiation, product labeling and packaging, and various other issues relating to advertising, marketing, endorsements, social media and promotions. She also represents clients in challenges brought by administrative bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and National Advertising Division (NAD). Additionally, Rachel helps defend her clients against class action lawsuits relating to false or deceptive advertising.

Rachel works with clients ranging from start-ups to major corporations spanning a variety of heavily regulated industries, including food, beverage, dietary supplement, cosmetics, and OTC products.


  • The John Marshall Law School, LL.M. in Intellectual Property
  • The John Marshall Law School, J.D.
  • Purdue University, B.A.

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted Only in
  • Illinois


  • Member, The Richard Linn Inn of Court
  • Co-Chair, Advertising and Internet Law Committee, Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago