Rachel Milner Gillers is an Affiliate of Boston Law Collaborative, LLC and Director of the Georgetown Conflict Transformation Lab. She is an Adjunct Professor of Negotiation and Mediation at Georgetown University’s Law School and McCourt School of Public Policy and has trained mediators at the Harvard Mediation Program.
Rachel has served as mediation faculty at the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center, where she worked with attorneys from a range of divisions, geographic areas, and professional levels. Her other federal clients include the U.S. Office of Special Counsel, the U.S. Department of the Interior, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. She has also led interactive conflict management and negotiation skills workshops for corporate clients including Procter & Gamble, Pfizer, Merck, Bridgestone, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP.
Rachel’s areas of special interest and expertise include international development, commercial negotiations, and gender and negotiation. She has worked extensively within the United Nations system to prepare senior staff for negotiation with peer agencies, host governments, and donors. She has assisted the International Monetary Fund with conducting an organization-wide conflict management assessment and providing conflict resolution capacity building for managers in both U.S. and foreign mission contexts.
Rachel specializes in designing and facilitating multi-stakeholder consensus building processes, including the U.S. Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, a cross-sector effort driven by representatives from U.S. federal and state government, extractive industries, and civil society. She holds joint Master’s degrees from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Harvard Divinity School, where she focused on international negotiation and conflict resolution. A native of the Washington, D.C. area, she has lived in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.