Rachel W. Apter

Rachel W. Apter

Senior Associate, Orrick

Rachel Wainer Apter is a member of the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate Litigation practice. Ms. Apter has been a lead drafter on dozens of briefs in federal and state appellate tribunals and in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Her work spans a wide range of subject areas, including employment, bankruptcy, intellectual property, and constitutional litigation, and she has worked on many cases raising complex issues of statutory interpretation. She also maintains an active pro bono practice, recently presenting argument in the D.C. Court of Appeals on behalf of a defendant convicted of first degree murder.

Prior to joining Orrick, Ms. Apter served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chief Judge Robert Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and Judge Jed Rakoff of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Rachel sits on the selection committee of the Immigrant Justice Corps, the country's first fellowship program dedicated to meeting the need for high-quality legal assistance for immigrants seeking citizenship and fighting deportation.


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