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A former Supreme Court and Second Circuit clerk, Rachel Wainer Apter specializes in high-stakes appeals.
Rachel is a member of the firm’s Supreme Court and Appellate practice. Her work spans a range of subject areas, including constitutional law, intellectual property, bankruptcy and employment.
Rachel has been a lead drafter on dozens of briefs in federal and state appellate tribunals and in the U.S. Supreme Court. Rachel is currently working on a high-stakes appeal involving a life-saving cure for the Hepatitis C virus. She is also representing former senior officials of the United States Customs and Border Protection in the first cross-border shooting case to reach the U.S. Supreme Court. Rachel maintains an active pro bono practice, recently presenting argument in the D.C. Court of Appeals in a first-degree murder appeal.
Prior to joining Orrick, Rachel 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 legal advisory council for the Fair Punishment Project, a joint initiative of Harvard Law School helping to create a fair and accountable justice system through legal action and educational initiatives.