Rachel A. Brook

Rachel Brook

Senior Associate 212 335 2961

Rachel is an experienced litigator whose practice focuses on commercial litigation and internal and government investigations. She has represented individuals and corporations in high stakes international disputes, including litigation in the areas of tort, employment, and contract law, and both civil and criminal investigations. Rachel has worked with clients, many of them multinational companies, on all aspects of civil litigation. She has prepared for and participated in dozens of depositions and court proceedings, playing a key role on a litigation team that won a seven-week civil RICO trial, and obtained an injunction barring the enforcement of a fraudulently-procured judgment against the client.  Rachel has worked with witnesses, both expert and factual, and she has extensive experience with e-discovery and data privacy issues.  She has also briefed complex, case-dispositive motions that resulted in successful and efficient outcomes for her clients.

In the investigations context, Rachel has represented clients before the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office. She has prepared individuals for informal interviews and formal testimony before federal agencies, and has been integral to investigations into alleged antitrust violations, obstruction of justice, and public corruption.

Rachel’s pro bono efforts have focused on representing individual clients in family court and immigration matters. Specifically, she has represented minors in guardianship and custody proceedings, as well as in related immigration matters. In connection with these representations, Rachel has acted as first-chair attorney in both status conferences and merits hearings.  She has also drafted and submitted petitions, motion papers, and government applications on behalf of her clients.

Prior to joining Walden Macht & Haran, Rachel practiced law for over six years in the award-winning litigation department of a large global law firm.

Rachel received a J.D. in 2010 from Fordham University School of Law, where she served as an editor and competitor on the Fordham Moot Court Board and a staff member on the Fordham Urban Law Journal.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from Cornell University in 2007.

Rachel is the author of Border Insecurity: Searches and Seizures of Electronic Devices Entering the U.S., Bloomberg BNA Criminal Law Reporter (March 26, 2014); Employing U.S. subpoena power in support of foreign litigation: Chevron Corp. v. Donziger and 28 U.S.C. § 1782, Inside Counsel (July 14, 2014); and The United States’ Adoption of the Well-Known Foreign Mark Exception, 36 Fordham Urb. L.J. 889 (2009).

Rachel is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

Education
Fordham University School of Law, J.D. (2010)
Cornell University, B.S. (2007)

Bar Admissions
New York