Rachel Wainer Apter

Managing Associate
Supreme Court and Appellate

Rachel Wainer Apter is a member of the firm’s Litigation Group and Supreme Court and Appellate practice.  Prior to joining Orrick, Ms. Wainer Apter served as a law clerk to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 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 Apter
Select Publications
  • Note, “Institutional Constraints, Politics, and Good Faith: A Case Study of School Finance Reform in Massachusetts,” 17 Cornell J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 621 (2009).
Admitted In
  • New York
  • New Jersey
Court Admissions
Supreme Court of the United States
  • Second Circuit
  • Ninth Circuit
  • Federal Circuit

Education
  • J.D., magna cum laude, Harvard Law School, 2007
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, History, Political Science, University of Pennsylvania, 2002
Clerkships
  • Hon. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Hon. Robert Kazmann, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • Hon. Jed Rakoff, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

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