Chief Operating Officer
Rachel Repka is the chief operating officer at DeLeon Realty. As an attorney with years of legal experience, Rachel’s strong educational background coupled with her impressive work ethic enables DeLeon Realty’s clients to rest assured their real estate transaction will run as smoothly as possible. Rachel oversees all in-house responsibilities, ranging from marketing to listing, and is the chief point of contact for all departments within DeLeon Realty. Generally, she is responsible for ensuring that DeLeon Realty’s resources are marshaled efficiently and effectively, and that clients will have the best and easiest experience.
Prior to joining DeLeon Realty, Rachel worked as an intellectual property litigation attorney at large international law firms, focusing on complex patent litigation before federal district courts, the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the US International Trade Commission (ITC). As a patent litigator, Rachel handled matters in a wide variety of technical areas, including computer hardware and software, semiconductors, telecommunication systems and networks, wireless devices, pharmaceutical, and medical devices. Rachel’s background and experience – with both law and technology – make her one of DeLeon Realty’s best resources. Rachel believes in the need for teamwork, product and service perfection, responsiveness, and strong client relations, which she shares with each DeLeon Realty employee.
Rachel graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, and went on to obtain her JD from Rutgers University School of Law. During and after law school, Rachel committed many generous hours to pro bono work to serve the community. Her pro bono work includes helping battered women obtain restraining orders in domestic violence cases, assisting the underprivileged with immigration issues, assisting caregivers in filling out and witnessing their Advance Health Care Directives, and acting as a coach for mock trial and debate programs in inner-city schools.
Prior to practicing law, Rachel was a research assistant at NASA’s Ames Research Center, where she analyzed microorganisms thriving in biological extremes. She also was a research assistant at UCLA Medical Center, where she managed and coordinated several scientific research projects involving silicone breast implants, HIV vaccines, and artificial blood constructs.
Presentations & Publications:
Rachel is the author of numerous articles and has spoken at many events on topics of intellectual property enforcement and infringement. She also has several published articles in renowned scientific papers relating to her research at UCLA.