rachel gebaide


Rachel D. Gebaide is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee and chair of the Labor and Employment Law Group. She is an experienced employment litigator and adviser, counseling companies in the management of their human resources issues.

Rachel regularly represents employers in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies in defending against claims involving allegations of employment discrimination, retaliation and violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and other employment laws. She also defends discrimination claims arising under the Fair Housing Act.  

In addition to her litigation practice, Rachel drafts and reviews employee handbooks, employment agreements, non-competition agreements, separation agreements, and other personnel documents. She regularly advises clients regarding workplace issues and compliance with the FMLA, FLSA, OSHA, WARN Act, and other employment laws. Rachel also has extensive experience in conducting independent investigations. 

A frequent speaker, Rachel often writes articles on developing issues in labor and employment law for client-focused publications, legal industry news outlets, and the firm’s employment law blog. 

Rachel is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of the American Bar Association and the Federal Bar Association. She is also a member of the Orange County Bar Association, having served as Chair of the Labor and Employment Law Committee. Rachel Co-Chair of the Litigation and Employment Law Group of Meritas, a global alliance of independent law firms. 

Outside of the office, Rachel enjoys spending time with family, reading, listening to live music, and cheering for the Florida Gators.

News & Insights




  • Notable Women Leaders in Law, Florida Trend's Legal Elite, 2023
  • Florida Super Lawyers, 2017-2019
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated

Community & Civic

Community Activities

  • Congregation Ohev Shalom, President, 2020-2022
  • TOP Jewish Foundation, Board of Trustees, 2007-2020
  • BBYO, Board of Directors, 2006-2018
  • Jewish Family Services, Board of Directors, 2009-2018
  • A Gift for Teaching, 1999-2004
  • Leadership Orlando, Class 70

Professional Certifications & Memberships

  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resources Management
  • MERITAS, Litigation and Employment Law Practice Group, Co-Chair


  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1998
  • University of Florida, B.A., 1994; Political Science
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