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Heather T. Rankie

Heather T. RankiePhone: (415) 633-1917
Email: hrankie@zelle.com

Heather’s practice is devoted to complex civil litigation, with a focus on antitrust and unfair competition, financial services, and class actions. In the antitrust area, she has represented consumers or businesses in actions involving price fixing, price discrimination, and product tying. Through this, Heather has gained experience in all phases of pre-trial litigation including: pre-complaint investigation, pleading, factual discovery (including electronic discovery), motion practice, trial preparation, and settlement. Heather has also successfully briefed and argued complex issues at the appellate level. She brings a steadfast commitment to achieving the best result for each client, and attention to the details vital to successful resolutions of high-stakes matters.

Prior to joining Zelle, Heather attended the University of Washington School of Law where she served as the Editor-in-Chief for the Shidler Journal of Law, Commerce & Technology. She also served as a judicial extern to the Honorable John C. Coughenour, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.


  • University of Washington School of Law, J.D., 2009
  • Middlebury College, B.A., cum laude, 2003
  • Professional Affiliations:

  • Executive Committee Member, Antitrust and Business Regulation Section of the Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Zealous Woman Fact:

    Heather is committed to leaving the world a better place than she found it. In her free time, she indulges in one of her insatiable passions: travel. Her favorite destinations include Wyoming, Chile, Nepal, and Laos. And at home in San Francisco, Heather serves as a volunteer at Upwardly Global, acting as a mentor to immigrant, refugee, and asylee lawyers seeking professional employment in the Bay Area.