Rachel M. Blise is a senior counsel and business litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP, and she is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Bankruptcy & Business Reorganization Practices. Rachel has experience assisting clients in a range of complex commercial litigation matters, including contract disputes, antitrust litigation, and class action defense.
Rachel also has experience in the areas of insolvency, bankruptcy, and creditors’ rights. She has represented secured and unsecured creditors in bankruptcies, commercial and residential foreclosure actions, and other debt collection proceedings with respect to a variety of issues, including avoidance actions, lender liability claims, and bankruptcy sale transactions.
Prior to joining Foley, Rachel was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Carolyn Dineen King, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in Houston, Texas.
Rachel was selected for inclusion in the 2015 – 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers – Rising Stars® lists.
Rachel earned her law degree from Marquette University Law School (J.D., summa cum laude, 2010), where she was an articles editor for the Marquette Law Review and participated in the National Appellate Advocacy Competition. She authored the article, "Another Thorn in the Semantic Briarpatch of the Hanging Paragraph: Is Negative Equity a Purchase Money Security Interest?" 93 MARQ. L. REV. 1217 (2010).
While in law school, Rachel was a research assistant for Dean Joseph Kearney at Marquette University Law School and a summer associate with Foley. She also gained experience as a legal intern for the Office of the United States Trustee and as a judicial intern for the Honorable Diane S. Sykes, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and the Honorable Susan V. Kelley, U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.
She is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.