As a Partner with the law firm of Attorneys John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, Attorneys Rachelle S. Young, Esq. specializes in federal sector employment law as well as D.C. and Virginia State law. Attorneys Young provides representation to federal employees through a wide range of employment matters, including EEO claims of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, harassment, and/or prior EEO activity. Ms. Young also specializes in representing federal employees in administrative misconduct investigations, OSC prohibited personnel practice complaints, whistleblower retaliation claims, as well as in misconduct and performance-based adverse action appeals to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). Rachelle has significant experience representing clients at various stages of the administrative process, including investigations, discovery, depositions, and hearings, as well as during settlement negotiations and mediations.
Rachelle has practiced frequently before federal, state, and District of Columbia Courts in addition to representing clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the MSPB, OSC, FLRA, the D.C. Office of Human Rights, and other state and local administrative bodies. Prior to joining the law firm of Attorneys John P. Mahoney, Esq., Attorneys at Law, Ms. Young was partners with Attorneys Mahoney at the DC federal employment law firm of Tully Rinckey PLLC. Rachelle previously worked at another well-respected firm in the D.C. area, where she represented federal, D.C. government, and private sector employees in administrative proceedings and lawsuits involving claims for overtime compensation, discipline, and adverse actions and claims under federal, state and local civil rights laws.
Rachelle received her Juris Doctorate in 2007 from The George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C. While pursuing her law degree, Rachelle joined the D.C. Law Students in Court Program and as a D.C.-certified student-trial Attorneys, she represented local residents in the Landlord and Tenant and Small Claims Branches of D.C. Superior Court. Ms. Young also participated in GWU's domestic violence clinic and interned at the Legal Aid Society and D.C. Office of the Attorneys General.
Attorneys Young holds dual Bachelor of Science degrees in political science and in business management from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut, where she graduated with high honors and received top departmental awards. Currently, Rachelle is actively involved in the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association.