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Rachel D. Zaiger

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Rachel D. Zaiger is an associate at Dady & Gardner, where she represents franchisees, dealers and distributors throughout the United States in their relationships with franchisors, manufacturers, and suppliers. Rachel is admitted to practice before the Minnesota Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. In 2018, Rachel graduated a semester early from Mitchell Hamline School of Law, cum laude, where she served as associate editor for Mitchell Hamline Law Review, and was named to the Dean's Honor Roll.

Rachel authored Contracts: Between a Rock and a Hard Place-Sorchaga v. Ride Auto, LLC, which is published in Mitchell Hamline's Law Review. Rachel authored iRecorded a private conversation: Call recording and the law in the November 2019 Issue of the Bench & Bar of Minnesota, and appeared on television on December 22, 2019, to discuss that article. Rachel co-authored, with J. Michael Dady, The Rise and Fall of Restrictive Covenants: Combatting Post-Termination Non-Compete Provisions and Discontinuing Non-Solicitation Provisions in Vol. 23, No. 1 edition of the American Bar Association's Distribution Newsletter.

As a top student in her Lawyering course her first year of law school, Rachel was named a Summer Fellow and clerked for a Minnesota District Court Judge of the Third Judicial District, before she continued her law school training abroad in London, England.

Before attending law school, Rachel graduated, cum laude, a year early from Hamline University. Rachel was also a student athlete as a member of Hamline's Gymnastics team, and the proud recipient of Hamline's Legal Research and Writing Award. Rachel was chosen to represent Hamline in Washington, D.C. as a part of the Washington Semester Program, where she had the opportunity to work at Holland & Knight, LLP, as well as personally meet United States Supreme Court justices.

In her spare time, Rachel enjoys playing the piano, cooking, and taking nature walks with family and friends.


  • Mitchell Hamline School of Law, St. Paul, Minnesota
    • J.D. - 2018
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Hamline University
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