Rachel J. Pasternak

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New York, NY 10036-6569
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Rachel Pasternak is an associate in Pryor Cashman’s Litigation Group. Her practice focuses on a wide range of litigation, including commercial litigation, intellectual property, defamation, post-matrimonial disputes, ERISA and white collar investigations.

Rachel served as a clinical intern for the civil division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and as a legal intern for the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, Appeals Bureau.

Rachel is a graduate of New York University Law School, where she served as articles and note editor of the Journal of Legislation and Public Policy and was an Orison S. Marden Moot Court Competition qualified semi-finalist. For two semesters, she was also a teacher in the Prisoners’ Rights and Education Project.

Rachel handles a number of pro bono cases each year and was named to the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Pro Bono Roll of Honor in 2007, 2008 and 2009. 

Previous Positions

  • Blank Rome LLP, Associate (2006-10), Summer Associate (2005)
  • Prior to law school, Rachel was a project manager and event operations director for a business conference company   

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association, Member


  • Named a “Rising Star” in Business Litigation by New York Super Lawyers – Metro Edition magazine (2013 edition)

 Other Activities

  • Rachel is the Cantorial Soloist at Community Reform Temple, Westbury, New York