Rachel A. Cocalis

Rachel A. Cocalis



Rachel Cocalis is an associate in Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP’s San Diego office. She represents pension funds and class members in securities fraud class actions. Rachel was on the team of Robbins Geller attorneys who obtained a $97.5 million recovery in Marcus v. J.C. Penney Company, Inc.

Most recently, Rachel was on the litigation team that obtained a settlement of up to $85 million in In re Morning Song Bird Food Litigation, resolving claims that Scotts Miracle-Gro knowingly sold wild bird food treated with pesticides that are hazardous to birds.

Rachel earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Princeton University with high honors. She earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she graduated magna cum laude. During law school, she worked as a Senior Production Editor for the Hastings Law Journal, research assistant for Professor D. Kelly Weisberg, and wrote articles published in Domestic Violence Quarterly. Rachel was also a summer associate with the Firm and served as a summer extern to the Honorable Jon S. Tigar of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

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  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 2016, magna cum laude
  • Princeton University, B.A., 2010, High Honors


  • California
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California

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