Rachel Cheong represents both private and public entities in a wide variety of property matters with a focus on environmental law. Her experience includes drafting leases and contracts for sales and acquisition of complex commercial, industrial, and governmental properties, as well as preliminary trial work including motion practice, brief drafting, and initial discovery. Her environmental practice focuses on natural resources issues, including water supply and quality. She is routinely involved in advising United Water Conservation District on a variety of water and environmental related issues it faces.

In law school, Ms. Cheong was the Chief Articles and Symposia Editor for the Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review, and was designated a Loyola Scholar. She served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Julia W. Brand, during which time she conducted legal analyses for the preparation of bench memoranda. Ms. Cheong also worked at the CA Department of Justice, Antitrust Division and assisted with preliminary merger investigations involving complex antitrust issues.

Practice Areas

News & Publications


  • "EPA's Section 316(B) NPDES Rule for Cooling Water Intake Structures Upheld by Second Circuit," California Water Law & Policy Reporter, August/September 2018
  • "Energy and Environmental Provisions of the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act," Environmental Liability Enforcement & Penalties Reporter, October 2018


J.D., Loyola Law School
B.A., University of California, San Diego


  • 2018, California
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