Rachel A. Morgenstern

Rachel A. Morgenstern

Associate
  • Garden City
  • T: 516-393-8291
  • F: 516-393-8282
  • rmorgenstern@jaspanllp.com
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Rachel Morgenstern is a litigator who focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation, including partnership disputes, shareholder derivative actions, and contract disputes. She has experience handling cases before federal and state courts, including drafting pleadings, conducting discovery, attending court conferences and arguing motions.

Prior to joining Jaspan Schlesinger LLP, Rachel served as the assistant law clerk to Hon. Barbara Jaffe of the New York County Supreme Court. In that role, she drafted decisions and gained working knowledge of the manner and substance of judicial review. This experience informs her approach to legal writing and research.

Before completing law school, Rachel utilized her Boston University master’s degree in print journalism to launch a successful career in political advocacy. She was manager of communications for Lawyers for Civil Justice, one of the nation’s leading legal reform organizations.

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School
  • Boston University

Experience

  • Rosenberg v. Bernheim: Part of a team of attorneys who obtained summary judgment declaring that a post-nuptial agreement had been rendered void by the entry of a decree of annulment that did not incorporate the agreement. The court’s decision serves as a much needed update to case law on a topic otherwise largely restricted to the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Alexopoulos v. Yioves: Successfully obtained a dismissal with prejudice of claims by a plaintiff to enforce a promissory note, on the basis that the note was a forgery.

Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York

Affiliations & Appointments

  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Commercial and Federal Litigation Committee, Executive Committee Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Section, Executive Committee Member
  • Brooklyn Law School, Moot Court Honor Society, Former Member
  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn Journal of Corporate, Financial & Commercial Law, Former Member
  • Brooklyn Law School, Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition Honor Society, Former Member