Rachel Barnett

  • Lecturer in Law

Rachel Barnett is the Chief Legal Officer of IEX Group, Inc., which is best-known for operating IEX Exchange, the U.S. stock exchange designed to set new standards for investor protection and performance. As Chief Legal Officer, Ms. Barnett manages a wide-range of legal matters for IEX, including, among other things, corporate transactions, regulatory compliance, financial market data, intellectual property and general litigation. 

Previously, Ms. Barnett was the General Counsel and Secretary of Brooks Brothers Group, Inc., the country's oldest clothing retailer. Ms. Barnett ran the legal department at Brooks Brothers and was responsible for all aspects of the company’s domestic and international legal affairs. Prior to joining Brooks Brothers, Ms. Barnett was a member of the Board of Directors and General Counsel of Travelzoo (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global Internet media company and trusted publisher of travel, entertainment and local deals.

Before going in-house, Ms. Barnett was a member of the litigation department at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom, LLP, where she specialized in representing corporations and their officers and directors in a variety of complex corporate and commercial litigation matters, including merger and acquisition litigation, shareholder derivative lawsuits and securities fraud class actions at both the trial court and appellate levels.