Our Purpose is Clear and Our Approach is Unique
WHO WE ARE
We Are Loyal
We remain loyal to our clients.
We Are Trusted
We act as trusted advisors.
We Are Focused
We focus our efforts on providing high-quality legal representation.
WHAT WE DO
H Street Law provides services beyond those of similar firms.
We have high level security clearance and are regarded by regulators, prosecutors and agents from all sorts of industries as effective and solution driven. Our deep understanding of the law allows us to help our clients achieve positive outcomes.
As part of our unique and innovative approach, we frequently see a benefit to working with other lawyers and consultants on complex global cases and partners on smaller local matters. From retaining foreign counsel to instructing highly-skilled consultants to working with other partners, H Street Law looks to create the best path forward in a way that most other firms do not contemplate. Our process, as detailed below, helps lead our clients to the best result. However, these uniquely specialized paths forward are not for everyone. We regularly turn away potential clients who do not embrace or agree with our methods and approach to revolving conflicts and legal issues.
We develop a deep and comprehensive understanding of our clients.
We provide personalized legal services.
We work with our clients to find the most effective paths to success.
We structure advise to be goal-oriented and cost-effective.
We Break New Ground
We put together the best solutions for each client.
Rachel G. Talay
Rachel provides a variety of legal services.
She specializes in business transactions, corporate governance and intellectual property matters. She counsels companies and individuals on transactions such as acquisitions and financings. She helps with all aspects of business transactions from due diligence to consummation. She also assists companies with formation and start-up activities as well as dissolutions. Rachel evaluates, reviews, drafts and negotiates commercial contracts and agreements.
Rachel acts as outside general counsel to a number of companies and works with boards of directors, shareholders and executive officers. She assists companies with their day-to-day operations and provides guidance on best practices. She assists companies both for profit and non-profit.
She represents whistleblowers and cooperators in high profile investigations with both domestic and international aspects. She partners with investigators and law firms around the world and holds a high-level security clearance. Rachel often works closely with law enforcement.
Rachel helps clients protect and grow their brands around the world through trademark prosecution, assignments, cease and desist efforts and licensing arrangements. She also provides guidance on maintaining, protecting and enforcing trademarks and trademark portfolios.
Rachel provides guidance on antitrust matters with a focus on trade associations. She also has experience with EB-5 investment immigration matters, regional centers and related investigations.
Rachel enjoys representing pro-bono clients on business transactions and corporate matters. She believes in making an impact through serving the public good.
Rachel also spends time hiking with her family, supporting her boys on their hockey teams and exercising their Labrador Retriever.
- Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
- Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
- Institut Catholique de Paris, France
- Dana Hall School, Wellesley, Massachusetts
- The Giving Dogs (a 501(c)(3) charity bringing diversity to sports): Founder, Volunteer; 2019 – present
- Junior League of Washington, D.C.: Member; 2001-present
- Belle Haven Women’s Club, Alexandria, Virginia: Volunteer; 2012 – present
- DC, Virginia and New York
Before working at H Street Law, Jacey was a Banking Project Attorney for Epiq Global. Before that, she worked for eleven years as a Product Manager and Lead Jewelry Designer for Wheeler Manufacturing Company, a family-owned jewelry company that caters to the tourist gift shop market in the U.S. and Canada. After passing the Bar Exam in Montana, Jacey spent two years as Public Defender for the State of Montana in their Bozeman, Montana office.
During law school, Jacey competed on the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Team. Notably, she ranked 13th among 326 Oralists at the 2005 Sherman & Sterling World Rounds Competition in Washington, D.C. Jacey’s score at this competition tied for the Top Female Oralist from a United States law school. She also received the Weymouth D. Symmes Award for Moot Court Excellence at law school graduation. Her summer internships in law school included time with U.S. District Court Judge Samuel J. Haddon, Associate Dean of the University of Montana College of Business Michael Harrington, and Montana Legal Services.
Before law school, Jacey worked as a legal secretary at the Meierhenry Law Firm in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. While completing her undergraduate education, she interned at the Small Business Administration, First Interstate Bank, and Lutheran Social Services. During her junior year, Jacey completed the Higher Education Consortium for Urban Affairs (HECUA) in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota. HECUA proved to be life-changing for Jacey, opening her small-town perspective to a greater urban outlook. Jacey completed a double major in four years while competing in NCAA Div. II Women’s Basketball & Track/Field, at Augustana University. Her double majors included Business Administration and Government/International Affairs.
A native of South Dakota, Jacey, and her family relocated to Arizona in 2018. She enjoys writing, hiking in the Arizona sunshine, reading historical fiction novels, yoga, and a strong cup of black tea. She is a self-proclaimed research nerd when it comes to health/wellness topics like essential oils, non-toxic products, and clean eating. Jacey is passionate about fostering a community of life-long learners and friends that are curious about urban affairs and willing to serve. Her life’s goal is to write a book.
- University of Montana School of Law, J.D. 2005
- Augustana University, B.A. 2001
Lucy Kelly Hale
Prior to working at H Street Law, Lucy was an attorney in the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Commerce. During law school, Lucy was the Editor-in-Chief of the American University Business Law Review and the Communications Director for the Transactional Law Society, with whom she participated in negotiation competitions. Notably, her team won first place at The Negotiation Challenge 2019 in Kyoto, Japan. She also interned for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, and numerous private-sector entities.
Prior to law school, Lucy worked as an intern at Microsoft through the vendor company, 3Sharp, and as an editorial and marketing intern for the authors of The Art of Opportunity. Lucy completed her undergraduate degree in English literature at the University of Portland.
A native Seattleite, Lucy enjoys being outdoors with her family, the D.C. winter sun, Dungeness crab, and lots of good coffee.
- American University Washington College of Law, J.D. 2019
- University of Portland, B.A. 2016
- What Is Enabled? How “Blockchain Enabling” Legislation Fails Commercial Contracts, Comment, 16 RUTGERS J. L. & PUB. POL’Y 1 (2019).
Before joining H Street Law, Jeff enjoyed a twenty-year career in personal finance as a Series 7 stockbroker, Series 65 investment advisor representative, and Certified Financial PlannerTM, providing complex financial planning advice to high-net-worth families. Since leaving the private sector after completing his second year as an evening law student, Jeff interned at a civil litigation practice in D.C. and participated in his school’s Criminal Justice Clinic, where he was assigned to the Maryland State’s Attorney’s Office for Prince George’s County. More recently, Jeff externed for judges at the Maryland Court of Special Appeals and the District Court of Maryland for Montgomery County. Jeff plans to sit for the D.C. bar after graduating in May 2022.
Jeff currently resides in the D.C. Metro area with his wife—whom he met outside of class on their second day of law school— and their three rescue cats.
- American University Washington College of Law. J.D. Candidate 2022
- Virginia Tech. B.S. 1997