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RACHEL PENSKI FISSELL

EDUCATION
J.D., Vanderbilt University
B.A., Cornell University

ADMISSIONS
New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Rachel is a seasoned advocate who aggressively and efficiently advances her clients’ interests. She has a wealth of experience representing and advising leading corporations, financial firms, and individuals in a wide array of complex disputes in federal and state courts. Rachel also has represented individuals facing regulatory and criminal investigations, and has substantial experience conducting the kind of high-stakes private internal investigation frequently associated with government scrutiny.

Rachel is well-versed in the federal securities laws, having handled cases arising under the 1933 Act, the 1934 Act, and the Investment Company Act. Rachel has also handled derivative actions brought under state law, as well as disputes involving contract law, business torts, and financial restructurings.

Rachel’s experience extends to all phases of disputes. Her substantial trial experience includes, most recently, a win on behalf of a national performing rights organization following a five-week trial in the Southern District of New York. Rachel is also skilled at evaluating litigation risks and helping clients to resolve disputes favorably out of court through mediation or private settlement.

Before co-founding Walfish & Fissell LLP, Rachel practiced with the global law firm Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP. Rachel graduated Vanderbilt Law School in 2005, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and a Senior Managing Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review.