Raechel J. Bimmerle Jaffery



Raechel Bimmerle Jaffery represents clients in commercial disputes in both state and federal court in matters requiring navigation of complex contractual provisions and statutory schemes. Raechel has particular experience in ERISA, antitrust and commercial contract disputes. She endeavors to deliver value to her clients in these complex matters through the efficient management of discovery and motion practice and, where appropriate, early dispute resolution through mediation and negotiated settlements.

ERISA Litigation

Raechel represents clients in putative class actions alleging imprudent investment of plan assets, failure to monitor recordkeeping fees, and alleged misrepresentations and fraud in plan documents. She also represents clients in individual disputes regarding the payment of benefits under Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs).

Antitrust Litigation

Raechel represents both plaintiffs and defendants in antitrust matters brought in federal court. She has represented clients in cases brought by the federal government, business competitors and consumers.

Commercial Contract Disputes

Raechel has experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in complex contract disputes in the telecommunications, component manufacturing, retail, and food and beverage industries. Recent representative matters include the representation of franchisors in disputes alleging breach of franchise agreement and representation of a manufacturer in a post-acquisition dispute.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


University of Iowa College of Law
J.D. with distinction, Boyd Service Award (highest honors), Journal of Transnational Law and Contemporary Problems (contributing editor) (2014)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A. in English (2011)

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