Rachel’s practice focuses on white collar defense, government investigations, and complex civil matters. Rachel has represented individuals in a wide variety of industries in matters involving government entities including the U.S. Attorney’s Offices for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the New York Department of Financial Services.
Rachel has represented clients in every stage of a criminal case. She has advised individuals who are the subject of complex criminal and regulatory investigations, often preparing them for interviews and to testify at trials and depositions. She is a zealous advocate for her clients during the investigation phase, making detailed presentations to line prosecutors and supervisors in favor of leniency and the exercise of discretion. Notably, Rachel was a core member of a trial team in a two-month federal public corruption trial that resulted in a hung jury. She has also represented clients who have achieved resolutions such as non-prosecution and cooperation agreements.
Rachel has a diverse civil practice in federal and state court. In addition to her experience with commercial disputes, she has also represented law firms and lawyers in connection with malpractice claims and ethics issues. Rachel currently is a member of the Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association.
Rachel has a special interest in matters involving art law. Among other things, she successfully represented a client in a federal criminal investigation concerning looting and smuggling of antiquities. Rachel has a strong background in art history, graduating with distinction in art history from the University of Pennsylvania and earning a master’s degree in the subject from Duke University. She has also served as a member of the New York City Bar Association’s Art Law Committee.
Prior to joining the firm, Rachel clerked at the federal appellate level for the Honorable Rosemary Barkett in Florida, and then at the federal trial level for the Honorable Richard J. Sullivan in New York.